Favorite films

  • Next of Kin
  • Long Weekend
  • Roadgames
  • Wake in Fright

Recent activity

All
  • Man on a Swing

    ★★★½

  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    ★★★½

  • Alison's Birthday

    ★★★

  • Not Quite Hollywood

    ★★★★

Pinned reviews

More

Recent reviews

More
  • The Legend of Boggy Creek

    The Legend of Boggy Creek

    ★★★

    Lulls you into a safe, dreamy calm with its '70s classroom documentary style (lots of soporific narration over nature b-roll) and stories from locals about "that time" they saw Bigfoot (aka the Fouke Man), but then suddenly he's outside your window and there's nowhere to run.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★

    Coked-out conspiracy nut James Ransome wanders in from a completely different movie, but one I would have preferred watching. If you didn't think Sinister and Sinister 2 had enough ghost children being scary for no damn reason...

Popular reviews

More
  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    The Morton/Jankel Cut

    Aside from the quality jumps, this supercut of the theatrical release, workprint footage, and deleted scenes is seamlessly combined into over 2 hours of Mario madness. The extra 20 minutes aren't likely to convert any haters, but as a nerd it's cool to see missing moments I remember reading about as a kid. Then there's the bonkers stuff that would have likely pushed this into PG-13 territory: more Dennis Hopper as proto-Trump, a goopy kill, kid-friendly cursing, not-so-kid-friendly dancing, and a wisely excised Iggy & Spike rap.

  • Cassandra

    Cassandra

    ★★★★

    Ozploitation Giallo with sprinkles of the killer kid & psychic genres, as a woman is plagued by visions of a violent death she may or may not have witnessed as a child. Starts off slow and light on gore but definitely pays off by the end, reminiscent of another rad Giallo Australian style, Next of Kin. Packed with suspenseful stalk sequences and anxiety-inducing cuts & compositions that will certainly look better once a boutique label inevitably/hopefully gets their hands on it. Extra points for those Frankenstein inspired final seconds.