• The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★½

    Spent most of my weekend watching this behemoth of a documentary. I love The Beatles, yet I would be lying if I said I was a big fan. See, I discovered The Beatles when I was young through the Blue Album, and at that time, I didn't really have the same urge I have now to explore more from a band. Apart from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I haven't really listened to The Beatles' other albums. It's something…

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    Disappointing would be the best way to describe Last Night in Soho. It's even more frustrating when you take into account the promising premise combined with everything Edgard Wright has accomplished as a director. The direction is, with no surprise, great. Wright knows what he's doing and some sequences, the first trip to the 1960s come to mind, are fantastic. It looks great and you have to love the hommage to Bava's Blood and Black Lace with the colors and…

  • Lifeforce

    Lifeforce

    First Tobe Hooper film I have fun with apart TCM. Always appreciated what the guy had done for the horror genre, but never was a fan of his films. Lifeforce was fun. I watched the longer cut so, it felt like it dragged a bit in the middle when it takes a different turn than I expected, but apart from that, the movie is pretty enjoyable and entertaining. I think what I really like is how everybody just go with…

  • The Addiction

    The Addiction

    Well, at least Abel Ferrara knows how to not let someone be indifferent about his films. It’s moody, looks cool, and has a great soundtrack, but I’m left wondering if I really understood The Addiction. Sure, the metaphor for drug addiction is pretty simple to grasp, but the numerous philosophical ramblings are something else. It honestly made me think of In the Mood for Loves. Both films are pretty atmospheric in their tone, both concerns vampires and both have cultural,…

  • Cries and Whispers

    Cries and Whispers

    ★★★★★

    Horror is subjective. Everyone will be scared by different things. One source of fear for myself might have no emotional impact upon someone else. It would then be no surprise for someone to consider Ingrid Bergman’s Cries and Whispers a horror film. On the surface, Bergman offers us an intimate story of alienation and of a failed attempt at reconciliation between sisters, yet, when you take the time to look for it, you can see beneath this powerful drama the…

  • Zombi Child

    Zombi Child

    Zombie Child is an intriguing film. The whole time I was intrigued by it; how it would eventually play out and intrigued by its interest in voodoo. Yet, once the film was over… I was still intrigued as to what was Bertrand Bonello’s goal. Is it a look at the heritage of the past? At colonialism? It’s hard to say. One part of me like that some of my questions are left unanswered, yet another is conflicted. It feels a…

  • Village of the Damned

    Village of the Damned

    I hate those fucking kids so much. It’s even more than hate, it’s pure loathing. And all this wrath isn’t because those kids are scary or creepy, they aren’t. They just annoy me, everything about them annoys the fuck out of me. I hate their stupid ugly haircut. I hate those fucking clothes they are always wearing. I hate the way they look at people. I just detest them with an animosity that I find hard to describe. Considering my…

  • Entrails of a Virgin

    Entrails of a Virgin

    It has such a great title and the poster isn’t half bad either, which is why it’s all the more surprising that Entrails of a Virgin simply ends up being boring. There’s no other word to describe this. Most of the film consists of blurred porn in which men basically have sex with women who constantly seem to not want any of it. So basically, we watch men sexually assault women for an hour. While this is happening, we have…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    I don’t know why, but this film screams the 1990s. It just has that feel those 1990s films all have. Much to love about this one. Great ambiance, great gore, and a pretty neat cast. What a charismatic murderous soul. Tony Todd is both terrifying and so charming in this. It somewhat feels like a macabre romance. I didn’t expect it to be this violent and gory thought; that was pretty good. The only thing I didn’t like was the…

  • Visitor Q

    Visitor Q

    I want to say it's weird, but it's more wrong than weird frankly. It feels like typical Miike, but maybe even more Miikest if I can invent such a word. I find it hard to describe Visitor Q or simply articulate my thoughts around it. Did I have a good time? I can't say. Is it great from a technical point of view? Considering the fact that it feels more like a cheap mockumentary than anything, I can't say. It…

  • Student Bodies

    Student Bodies

    What an absolute stupid movie… and I had a blast with it. I thought it was a satire at first, but no, it’s a straight-up parody. It veers into absurdity in numerous scenes and goes full meta in some of the jokes. I found it hilarious by moments. I got to say though that some jokes really didn’t age well and that as a whole, I doubt a movie like that would be made nowadays. It’s like a bit of…

  • Nightmare City

    Nightmare City

    Zombies using guns and knives? How about that? Count me in. That was a surprise and kind of refreshing. I feel there are many Italian horror films from this genre and I’m never really a fan. At least, I got to give credit to this one for the zombies. They’re fucking madmen. The first half of the film is pretty good. It’s pure chaos and the zombies are just shanking everyone they see. Sadly, the second half isn’t as interesting…