taurusrising has written 75 reviews for films during 2022.

  • In from the Side

    In from the Side


    burning hot, surprisingly tender, annoyingly long. wish they’d focused more on the emotional connection between the pair instead of the physical attraction, because by the time warren confessed his love, i was not convinced. but overall, i enjoyed this one.

  • Fire Island

    Fire Island


    i was too harsh on fire island, which is way better than billy eichner’s movie. i’m so sorry, joel kim booster and company.

  • Rosaline



    this was very cute and fun. i wish they’d focused more on rosaline AND dario.

  • The Lair of the White Worm

    The Lair of the White Worm


    i find the acting a bit amateur, but i really liked that this was unapologetically bonkers, just like hausu.

  • Graveyard Rats

    Graveyard Rats


    as a claustrophobic rat hater, i hated this.

  • Werewolf by Night

    Werewolf by Night


    watched for gael garcía bernal and was surprised by how good the film was. definitely their best since wandavision.

  • Interview with the Vampire

    Interview with the Vampire


    “do you want to frighten our little daughter?”
    “i’m not your daughter.”
    “oh yes, you are. you’re mine and louis’ daughter now.”

    obviously gay, but not gay enough due to a lack of kissing or sex scenes between tom cruise and brad pitt. this is why amc’s interview with the vampire (2022) is better!

  • Blonde



    well, that was exhausting to watch. ana de armas gave her best performance to date. the score and the transitions were great. but i definitely didn’t need to see the cgi fetus and hear ana say “daddy” a hundred times. there were also dehumanizing and distasteful sequences. andrew dominik, you will not see heaven.

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies


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

    poor greg, the vet did not deserve to die! also, rachel sennott is such a standout.

  • Sebastiane



    i don’t know about you, but i would’ve chosen the hunky blond commander over christianity. best scene was that slo-mo water romp, which was more homoerotic than actual porn.

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    The Color of Pomegranates


    took me a rewatch to really appreciate this film. visually striking and incredibly hypnotizing.

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing


    still processing what i just watched, but i think i liked it, except the ending and all the fades to black.