Tori has written 189 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

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

    The sense of unity and love between the group was absolutely what made this for me. It was good for sure as a whole, I highly enjoyed it, but the way they were all there for each other and cared so deeply for one another got me right in the heart. The kids were all so good acting-wise, and the balance between showing the past and the current time was handled extremely well. I really hope in the remake they…

  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones

    ★★★★

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

    This was so damn stressful to watch, but so good. You really don't see a lot of almost gender role reversal when it comes to someone being sexualized and tortured, ie it's usually women being horribly maimed. The characters were all well done, and Xavier Samuel and Robin McLeavy were both incredible. Great score as well.

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★

    I'm sad it took me so long to see this, but at the same time I think it let me really appreciate so much of what makes it incredible. Everything I could say has probably been said, but the women are so amazing. Everything about it is just gorgeous.

  • The Devil's Candy

    The Devil's Candy

    ★★★★

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    Visually super cool, of course the soundtrack was killer and really worked well with everything overall. Well acted, particularly the daughter was amazing. My only iffiness was just with some lowkey ableism, it could be argued that more was at play than mental illness for sure, it's just still ehhh.

  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★★

    MMMM THAT BODY HORROR THO. Such a rad, fun as hell film. Very classic horror vibe, but never feels like it's trying to be like [insert classic film here]. It's original and it's own thing, and never tries to over-explain itself. Not to mention it gets down to business REAL QUICK.

  • Julia's Eyes

    Julia's Eyes

    ★★★★

    There were so many clever things done with this film to make use of the theme of the seen vs. the unseen. They were able to really show us Julia's perspective, and nail how horrific a situation it would be to not be able to see while being stalked/attacked/etc., and in a way that doesn't impede understanding what's going on for the viewer. Super tense, very well acted.

  • Witching & Bitching

    Witching & Bitching

    ★★★★

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

    Boy am I so, so glad someone suggested watching this one, otherwise I might never have seen it and that would've been a tragedy. Such a fun, cool film. It was funny as hell, had so many utterly endearing characters, visually super interesting. I was so frustrated I had to keep pausing to do other things, because I was dying to see the rest from the get go. Eva is Lovely, Tony is adorable, and bless the literal cop partners.

  • The Intervention

    The Intervention

    ★★★★

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

    I'm not one for this type of movie, but I was grateful for the pretty healthy gay ladies relationship, as well as everyone just being human beings with troubles. Nobody was the "Bad One" in the relationship, they were all just flawed.

  • Addicted to Fresno

    Addicted to Fresno

    ★★★★

    I really enjoyed it tbh, everyone had solid performances (especially Natasha as always) and the end surprised me. Which was all the more telling considering they tease it at the very beginning. It was a super fun watch.