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Favorite films

  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Klaus
  • The Assassination Bureau
  • Black Narcissus

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  • Sorcery

  • Kidnapped

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Godzilla Minus One

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  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    "Is your war finally over?"
    — Noriko

    Alright. Alright. I called Gojira a masterpiece. I loved Shin Godzilla. Does anyone expect me to somehow not love Godzilla Minus One? As I sat there in the theater with certain expectations, I was repeatedly blown away by what I experienced. Where Shin Godzilla felt like a modern day evolved retelling of the original Gojira film, choosing to take it all the way back to the immediate post-war Japan in Godzilla Minus One

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    Season of Spooks 2023 #3

    "You're sorry! Jesus Christ, eighty-eight doctors and all you can tell me with all of your bullshit is..."
    — Chris MacNeil

    Before last night, I would've happily had told you that I respect The Exorcist for all that it is, and all that it has done for horror. But, it wasn't really a film that I had particularly enjoyed watching in the past. Probably because I watched it when I was younger, and didn't quite…

Recent reviews

  • Sorcery


    “I will always shelter you, little girl.”
    — Mateo

    Coming-of-age period folk horror isn't exactly a new genre of film, but Brujería does use it as a vehicle to showcase the grip of the Chilean government closing around the Huilliche people of Chiloé turning the film into a tale of revenge more than anything else. Brujería is slow, painfully and deliberately slow, and the horror is so minimal and restrained. A recipe that turns most people away instantly.

    María Secco's photography…

  • Kidnapped


    “Was it all pointless?”
    — Edgardo

    Marco Bellachio sure aims high in Rapito, an intimately told, yet grandiosely scaled, story of Italian Unification set around the seizure of six-year old Edgardo Mortara by the Papal government in Rome. While I have to credit Rapito for its unique period, it's in that scale that the film does show some unevenness as it jumps through time. I just wish that the film had stuck it with Edgardo, dividing the runtime between 1868…

Popular reviews

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    “It’s a good scream, it’s a good scream. A good scream.”

    Holy shit. Blow Out is a fucking wild ride and a half. A tragic and tense noir dripping with style. That permeating sense of paranoia and conspiracy. An 80s film with a 70s flair.

    Jack, Sally and ‘the Liberty Bell Killer’. There’s no fault in any of the acting across the film. The amount of nuance and character given to Jack by John Travolta astounded me. Just absolutely perfectly played.…

  • Thanksgiving


    “What are *you* thankful for?”
    — The Killer

    Thanksgiving; or the story of how I was the only person laughing in my damn theater.

    For real though, Thanksgiving was just so much damn fun! Eli Roth delivers a super solid holiday horror whodunit slasher with some really great gruesome gory kills, gorgeous practicals, decent twists and a fantastic sense of style. Even the cast is entirely solid and entertaining. It’s exactly what I could’ve asked for.

    The entire opening sequence…