Marc Persico

Just here to write, no pressure in sight.

Favorite films

  • Coco
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Booksmart
  • Scream

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  • Barbarian

    ★★★★

  • X

    ★★★★½

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

  • The Kid Detective

    ★★★

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    Well that was absolutely absurd in the most enjoyable way possible. 

    Avoiding spoilers, Barbadian is one of the most unpredictable and uncomfortable horror/thriller films I’ve seen in a long while.

    Oh it’s going this way, oh no it’s about this, wait- maybe it’s about that! 

    You won’t know until you know, and then you’ll question if you even really know.

    The ambiance music is incredibly unsettling, you can find me hiding behind my fingers. The cinematography made use of POV and…

  • X

    X

    ★★★★½

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

    I am a whore for A24.

    As I dip back into film, I’m drawn towards the horror/slasher genre and I can’t help but feel that X has embodied this genre perfectly.

    It's set in the 70s with a horned up cast of characters that are pursued by a spiteful, and frankly vain, killer in a farmhouse environment - As you can imagine it gave me exactly what I wanted in the thick of Halloween month!

    The music and cinematography lean…

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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★★

    After a year and a half of listening to the soundtrack on repeat and even a missed opportunity to attend a show, I finally got ‘My Shot’ to watch Hamilton…thank you Lin, thank you Disney.

    I have only positive things to say about this utter work of art, of course, the soundtrack is spectacular – I kept jumping between watching intensely and singing along, but hell you try not singing ‘Wait For It’ or ‘Satisfied’, I dare you. The camerawork…

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★

    I’ll be honest, I might not have watched this if it weren’t for my infatuation with Tom Holland…I’ll keep the simping to a minimum.

    Really though, this was a damn solid movie, especially for something that came out of Netflix - I’m looking at you Kissing Booth. Plot-wise it can feel a little slow and it lacks an overarching voice and/or message, but, from what I interpreted it’s about karma and the toxic sides of religion, masculinity, and the abuse…