• Contagion

    Contagion

    ★★★★

    Me the first time I watched this movie: "that was good. Good cast, low-key direction. It was good"
    Me watching this movie now: "I'm gonna go cry in the bathroom for a while, thanks"

    Two big things I realized while rewatching this:

    One. Jude Law's character is probably the most prescient portrayal of a misinformation-spreading, science-denying antivaxer asshole I've ever seen (he also steals the whole show).

    Two. The music by Cliff Martínez FUCKING SLAPS!!!! I don't know how I…

  • A Close Shave

    A Close Shave

    ★★★★½

    I was feeling sad today so I thought "I could use some Wallace and Gromit" and now I don't feel so sad. Maybe life isn't that complicated after all.

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★

    It tells its story in a weirdly confusing way, but thanks to its gorgeous visuals and effective world-building, it succesfully lays the groundwork for greatness that was to come from Studio Ghibli.

    Also, is it just me or does this movie use Georg Friedrich Händel's "Sarabande" for one scene? Am I just hearing Barry Lyndon everywhere?

    Also also, I will personally hunt down anyone who dares to mention the name "Zandra" or "Warriors of the Wind", got it? We don't talk about that here.

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★★½

    Ah, the simple joy of watching a horrible person get their comeuppance over and over. Granted, the only reason it happens so many times is because these gangsters are ridiculously terrible at their job, but what do i know?

    If you don't like movies where every single character is absolutely despicable and unredeemable, then maybe this one won't be for you.

    Also, not to typecast Rosamund Pike, but this really felt at times like a sequel to Gone Girl. Like,…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★½

    What can I even say say about this film? It's a really good movie but how the fuck do I talk about it?!

    Eh, so there's two Jake Gyllenhaals; one's a teacher and the other's an actor. Then there's spiders? And blueberries? Ummm... yeah.

    You know what? just watch the damn movie, it's great. That's all I'm gonna say.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    Man, my DVD of this movie is gonna get really dusty, cause it's gonna take years for me to gather enough strenght to rewatch this one.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★½

    While possibly my least favorite movie from Denis Villeneuve, it's still a very good sci-fi movie.

    The dialogue is its biggest problem. Most of it is exposition. Sometimes it's delivered via white board (which I always hate) and one time for no reason it's delivered through narration, which comes out of nowhere and never returns. The movie just decided to have narration for that one scene.

    It feels more like a Christopher Nolan movie than a Villeneuve movie to be…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★½

    It's shocking to me that this film was released in the year 2000. Everything about this movie, from the sets, the costumes, the cinematography, the editing, feels like it was made in the 1980's.

    There are countless modern movies set in the 80's , but you can always tell they're not really 80's movies. Not with this one. If you told me this was released in 1987 or whathever, I'de believe you. So props to director Mary Harron and everyone involved in crafting this film.

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    T2 is one of the best sequels ever made. An improvement over the already excellent original in almost every conceivable way.

    While the practical effects of the first one have aged pretty badly, the digital effects in this one still look incredible. It takes the original's horror tone and adds more comedy, more drama and more action.

    Robert Patrick as the T-1000 is one of my favorite sci-fi villains ever. I will never the forget the first time I saw…

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    ★★

    I hated almost every character. If they had all been eaten by a T-Rex, I would not have cared.

    Not even Jeff Goldbum was able to save this. Ian Malcolm feels like a completely different character.

  • Togo

    Togo

    ★★★½

    It's always great when an unsung hero gets the recognition they deserve, and when that hero is a dog, it's all the more moving.

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★★★

    The Wario to The Sound of Music's Mario.

    A musical set during the rise of the nazi party in Germany, this is a movie that gets more and more disturbing as their power gets stronger and stronger. Their presence is always looming in the backround, and the characters do the best they can to ignore it until it's literally impossible to.

    When the club that once kicked the nazis out and laughed at them starts pandering to their ideals and…