Michelle

Just your everyday film lover who enjoys writing. Godzilla snob.


I have a fondness for trash films.

Favorite films

  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Martyrs
  • Baraka
  • Dawn of the Dead

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  • Tiger on the Beat

    ★★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

  • Beware: Children at Play

  • Dead Heat

    ★★★½

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  • Tiger on the Beat

    Tiger on the Beat

    ★★★½

    Definitely an over-the-top flick. Chow Yun-Fat is pretty goofy, running around in bright ass ‘80s shirts, pissing his pants. 

    It has that tonal shifting thing a lot of HK films do—there is a part where he graphically beats the shit out of a female suspect, then they have a family dinner together (!) and it’s set up like she falls in love with him? What the fuck? Lots of whiplash stuff like that. Then the last 15 minutes is some of the best action I have ever seen. It’s all over the place!

  • Beware: Children at Play

    Beware: Children at Play

    This movie is hella boring for 95% of the runtime but goddamn that ending is something!

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★★★

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

    Alex Garland isn't shy about making ambiguous films--while Ex Machina (2014) was a fairly straightforward sci-fi flick, his follow-up film Annihilation (2018) delved heavily into surreal territory and had an ending that was cryptic to say the least. His latest film Men (2022) dives headfirst into full on allegory territory, and is destined to be divisive and heavily discussed for a long time.

    Jessie Buckley plays Harper, a young woman who has just exited a toxic marriage to her ex-husband…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    There is a moment, about halfway through this film, where you can pinpoint the exact second where the Disney suits said, "Alright Sam Raimi, you can do whatever you want now that we have all of our contractually obligated by-the-books exposition out of the way!" and off Raimi goes like a demon unleashed from Hell. They essentially let him make half of a horror movie with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), and that horror film is really…