Mikolaj Perzyna

Mikolaj Perzyna

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

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

    There haven't been many positives to this pandemic thus far, but it has been great to see drive-ins make an unexpected comeback. And, God damn, was it awesome to see Hitchcock's classic in a drive-in cinema in 2020. I remember reading Scorsese's op-ed about Marve films and being really jealous because of how he described the experience of seeing Psycho in a cinema 1960. Last night, I finally got to have a similar experience and it felt really special.

    I…

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★½

    Holy shit, I was surprised by this movie! I knew literally nothing about it going in, besides the title and what the poster looks like. Based on that limited information, I assumed this was some super fucked up horror flick. Now, I'm not marking this review as containing spoilers, because I won't be discussing any major plot points, but, if you wish to go in blind like I did (which absolutely enhanced my viewing experience), I recommend that you stop…

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  • Tusk

    Tusk

    ★★★½

    We spent at least half an hour in Discord trying to figure out a way for us all to be able to watch Tusk and it was so worth it. One glance at my profile picture should be enough to tell you that I love this film. This is the kind of movie that could only get made if an established filmmaker was willing to tarnish their career in favour of trolling their audience and that's exactly where Kevin Smith…

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★

    You know, I think this is my favourite comedy of the 2010s.

    In many ways, Game Night feels like it's the kind of film we don't get any more. It's a mid-budget action thriller that's primarily a comedy based around a whacky concept. It feels a lot more like something along the lines of Midnight Run than any film we've gotten in the past ten years. And for that, among other things such as the excellent writing, perfect casting and surprisingly great action and directing, I absolutely love Game Night.

    We stan Gary.

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  • Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc.

    ★★★★★

    I'm so glad I decided to watch this on my birthday. Monster, Inc. really feels like the perfect family film. It's got several really positive messages, some more obvious than others. It was really a stroke of genius to address kids' fear of "the monster in the closet" not by showing someone defeat the monster but by humanising it and making it into a cuddly hunk of fur.

    I'm not going to write any more about it here, because I'm…

  • The Globe

    The Globe

    It's really difficult to properly pace a short film that's only a few minutes long, but Hassan absolutely nailed it here. The pacing is really satisfying and the reveal towards the end comes at just the right time. The Globe has a really distinct visual style and the dark, grainy aesthetic contributes really well to the off-beat mood the short manages to create. I also really love the visual effects and lighting.

    You did it, Hassan, you King. You made a brilliant short film