Movies are life.
The Whale 2022
Brendan Fraser, Hong Chau, and Sadie Sink’s performances in this film are so strong which makes this an intense watch. I’m addition, it’s all very visceral and intimate. Sadie Sink’s character was so, so awful to Brendan Fraser’s character which made it hard for me to sit through. This is my favorite Aronofsky film to date. It makes sense that this film is based on a play with it all taking place in one setting with characters entering and exiting.
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Extremely sentimental. I put this movie in the same camp as Fried Green Tomatoes and Thelma and Louise. It’s interesting how many 90s movies strike this similar chord. Movies today about friendship have a different vibe to me.
Faust: Love of the Damned 2000
Two words: boob puddle.
Favorite piece of dialogue: “were you two lovers?” “no, we fucked,”
Favorite moment: A casual photo of Hitler with the devil photoshopped in.
The lead actor’s choice to cross his eyes whenever he was going crazy did not work for me and came across as comedic. Much of the dialogue was unintentionally comedic. Overall, not as campy and funny as something like Sleepaway Camp or Chopping Mall. I do not recommend and would never watch again.
Night of the Living Dead 1968
I feel pressure to like this film more than I did because I know the importance of this film, from being one of the only movies starring a Black protagonist to its wild success with its minimal budget AND its influence on how zombies are portrayed in film for decades thereafter. In truth, I found it to be too reliant on the radio and television for exposition. Some moments are cheesy (the slap/punch sound effects, Helen’s murder) and don’t hold…