Marden Zelaya

Lover of film, literature, board games, and pediatrics.

Favorite films

  • Cabaret
  • Climax
  • Free Solo
  • The Goonies

Recent activity

  • The Tribe

  • California Split


  • No One Will Save You


  • Buffalo '66


Recent reviews

  • The Tribe

    The Tribe

    This is NOT Kubrick for the hard of hearing. Many positive reviews emphasize the skillful tracking shots, but how can you ignore how exploitative this thing is!? Also, who wants to empathize with a rapist? What I see is a steadicam heightening a disrespectful representation of the young deaf community as mere individuals with conduct disorder. Yeah, no.

  • California Split

    California Split


    “If it takes a watermelon five minutes to water, how long will it take a sweet pea to pee? As long as it takes a pair of dice to crap.”

    Like everyone else, I too would like to be friends with Elliot Gould, even if it means he would lead me down the path of gambling addiction.

Popular reviews

  • Evil Dead Rise

    Evil Dead Rise


    My therapist is gonna hate me tomorrow morning.

    EDIT (after a much needed therapy session): I just went from giving this franchise a 2-stars rating to giving it 4-stars + a heart. What a thrilling bloodbath this was! It goes full Evil from beginning to end. The pace is so well balanced, sound is distressingly booming, and the acting from the main cast is strong, truly terrifying and badass. I know I criticized this series for having characters making stupid decisions, but…

  • Rotting in the Sun

    Rotting in the Sun


    Whoever designed this poster better get a raise cause marketing has never been so on point until now.

    Unashamedly naughty, and with a story that actually goes pretty deep thematically despite being almost drowned in a sea of explicitness. It has one of the best midpoint plot twists I’ve seen in a while, and one of the best female supporting characters of the year (Catalina Saavedra is remarkable). Overall, a solid black comedy that should put all people involved here…