Claire Hummel

Making a game about film at Valve. Previously at HBO and Xbox.

#horror

Favorite films

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Galaxy Quest

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  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

  • Baby Ruby

    ★★★

  • The 40 Year Old Virgin

    ★★★½

  • I, Tonya

    ★★★★

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  • The Lair of the White Worm

    The Lair of the White Worm

    ★★★½

    Oh this ruled. Bring back snake-themed single entendres and whatever Lady Sylvia Marsh's whole Deal is. The most baby-faced Hugh Grant is playing a character whose only emotion is "posh" and it's great.

    A not-insignificant amount of its runtime is taken up by expository one-sided phone acting, for some reason?? Amazing.

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★★

    I get a little lovelorn for Seattle every time I’m up here for work—which I am now—and it’s by complete accident that I’ve been watching a ton of Frasier and now Sleepless in Seattle this time around. I am Meg Ryan, flying to Seattle to yearn, but my Tom Hanks is just all the restaurants I miss on Capitol Hill.

    More entirely about grief than I was expecting!! Legitimately loved Hanks snapping at people offering empty niceties after his wife…

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  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★★½

    Like if you see a door labeled “It’s Just Literally Cats: The Broadway Musical,” and you go through that door and are disappointed to find out that It’s Just Literally Cats: The Broadway Musical, that’s on you buddy


    Anyway this movie ruled

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★½

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

    MAN I'm sure this is someone’s favourite movie but I am not that person.

    I’m so curious to see the ratings over time for Skinamarink. Considering Ball's YouTube roots, I wonder if it actually works better as a leaked video—watched surreptitiously on your laptop at 1AM, the dark corners of your bedroom ceiling unwilling participants. Watching it on the big screen where the most unrepentantly present horror was the 10 second loop of After Effects film grain set to 250%…