26, he/him. Spectacularly awkward gay pop culture nerd with Asperger's. Would be writer/filmmaker but too lazy and/or self-conscious.
Dolan and I have a complicated relationship. Loved him to the point of obsession when I first saw I Killed My Mother but that love has waned over the years. There are moments in this that I see why I love his movies (the dreamy culmination of unspoken things is utterly glorious and the scenes with the whole gang are fun), but the ambiguity and frustratingly scattered nature of the plot annoyed me. Thought this was going to be way…
Lee Remick's raw performance ripped my soul out of my body. At first, I blamed Lemmon's character for introducing her to alcohol, but the actual truth is more complicated and heartbreaking. Both of them are devastatingly codependent, a vicious cycle where one gets sober only for the other to pull them back down. Love can bring out the best in us, but also cause unbearable pain.
Cried so many times during this. I struggle with addiction (buying too many DVDs)…
Hooptober 7.0 #4
Second film in a franchise 1/7
One of only a handful of movies that made me feel physically unsafe and shaken. Watching this on my laptop alone at night just freaked me out. Just viciously mean and bleak, each of the deaths of sympathetic characters unprovoked, sadistic and realistic. The swatting one will give me nightmares. Impossible for me to accureately rate this, as I spent most of this just cowering, shaking and being completely terrified. May…
Hooptober 7.0 #6
Second film in a franchise 3/7
Lives up to the first film's titanic legacy in a way that is impressive considering it was rushed into production. The first hour is a bit draggy but feels more intimate and watchable than many other slashers, getting the way teens speak perfectly. Second hour, however, is a non-stop thrill ride. The car set piece, the fight in the AV studio, all of it building in tension until a banger of…