Tori has written 60 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2017.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    BOY that was gay and as always I wish it would've ended happier but I appreciate just how Gay as Hell it was all the same.

    They're both amazing and did so well but Laura Elena Harring is so stunning.

    tw/cw: epilepsy warning
    suicide (shown with a gun but not gory)

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was relieved to enjoy this as much as I did and have most of my worries waved off. Most of them.....

    I'm glad Poe got way more development and screentime, and that Finn was allowed to hold his own as a character. Rose was utterly lovely and I love her and her soft cheeks.

    Crabby old man Luke was a big fav, and so was Laura Dern who was gorgeous and definitely gay with Leia thanks.

    DJ was also Very Good dickweed.

    tw/cw: epilepsy
    fire

  • Lovely Molly

    Lovely Molly

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I enjoyed this far more than I was expecting, it did a really good job blending found footage-type film and the regular. Molly was such an interesting lead, and it's sadly rare to see someone who was formerly a drug addict (particularly a woman) as the protagonist, and how that effected how her loved ones and people around her perceived her as much as they cared. It did a great job of being unnerving and haunting.

    tw/cw: blood/body horror
    nudity (full on)
    animal death (not shown)
    drugs spoken of a lot, shown
    needles

  • Antiviral

    Antiviral

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well he sure takes after his dad huh.

    Nearly every concept in this movie itself, the very basics of it all, are all disturbing to begin with. Celebrity culture at it's very wildest and most invasive. Is it horrifying simply because of the implications, or also out of fear that society might get that far? Hard to say, really.

    Caleb Landry Jones essentially carries the film all on his own, and was the perfect fit for it. He does an…

  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Unsurprisingly this was insurmountably better and more interesting/heartfelt than Hunger Games ever was. You can tell by the fact I actually gave a shit about whether characters lived or died.

    Saltiness aside, it really is so well done. The heartbreaking almost vignette-like encounters between the non-main students were always just as intriguing as the main plot and the understandable sheer panic in most of the kids was palpable within them.

    tw/cw: blood/gore/body horror
    emetophobia
    fire
    eye scream
    child death like literally the whole movie is that so u know

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★★★

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    I tried watching this once a few years ago but I wasn't feeling good at the time and it just wasn't sitting well with me, I paused it and the recording wound up getting deleted.

    Fast forward to now, recorded again thanks to TCM and Halloween, and I've finally watched it all the way through and I'm glad I did. I think my mood or something just wasn't right that first time, and this deserves to be seen with the…

  • Blood Rage

    Blood Rage

    ★★★★

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    This was a PERFECT goofy 80s slasher and I loved it. It was so much fun, the deaths were interesting, and it really just starts off running and doesn't stop. I love our final girl because when I thought "punch him in the nuts" she in fact whacked him with a phone between the legs. Poor Todd though, that kid got royally screwed over considering there were people THERE AND WATCHING as his brother slapped blood on him and handed…

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    I didn't expect where this one went, and it was super clever and fun and never at the expense of anyone, etc. I could've done with more ladies/more Riley Keough because I love her to bits, and more PoC, but otherwise I liked it a ton.

    tw/cw: fatphobia (comment)
    ableism

  • Excision

    Excision

    ★★★★

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    Truly a visceral film on every level, and so well acted on every front. AnnaLynne is incredible and her eyes are so intense. I appreciate how much they made her look and feel like a teenager, zits and all. It's so distressing because you see the things causing her to worsen and know in the end she really truly believed she was doing the right thing for her sister who she absolutely loved and it was just... so much.

    Her…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    Me: I'm not really a fan of monkeys, etc.
    This movie: b*tch you thought

    Little disabled girl acquires an ape fam and fucked me right up.

    Also at the end of the movie I took a moment to consider how wild it is that they did such a stellar job at making you so thoroughly root for the apes and loathe the humans for being so despicable but sadly it's not that much of a leap tbh.

    tw/cw: animal death
    blood

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★★

    Compelling ladies (some of them were ABSOLUTELY gay tbh imo) with one as the lead throughout the movie, and a super interesting plot. Would definitely recommend it.

    tw/cw: suicide, not shown but spoken of frequently

  • Cat People

    Cat People

    ★★★★

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    Very good if a bit rough to sympathize with the main guy. "I've never been unhappy a day in my life~" like damn dude brag about it.

    I feel bad for both women ultimately tbh, but both were great characters if somewhat pitted against each other, at least Alice clearly never ever felt any animosity and I think really Irena was just threatened more than hateful.

    tw/cw: nothing really tbh