Alex

Aspiring film critic, movie buff
Really Interested in learning the history of film
how far we've come since the Kinetoscope

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  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★★★

    Directed by horror icon Clive Barker, Hellraiser (1987) is the first in the Hellraiser franchise. Based on the novella The Hellbound Heart (also written by Barker), the film is a sexual revenge horror film about the lengths a loved one can go to resurrect the deceased.

    The film involves the resurrection of Frank (Sean Chapman), who had opened the door to an alternate dimension and had his body torn to pieces by creatures known as Cenobites. Years later, Frank's brother…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★½

    Child's Play (2019)
    3.5/5

    I grew up with the original Child's Play, released in 1988. I remembered watching the Chucky films at a young age (about 7 or 8), and I remembered being creeped out by the titular character, then played by Brad Dourif. I even bought the essential DVD pack that came with the other films. I recently watched the original Child's Play a few years ago, and marathoned the whole Chucky saga, ending with Cult of Chucky (2017).…

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★

    Feels like a weird acid trip at times, which is exactly what the characters take. I feel like one of the messages for the movie is "drugs are bad, m'kay?" (Mr. Mackey from South Park)

    Disturbing and creepy all at once, the film brings in more of the creepy factor than in Ari Aster's previous work "Hereditary". Something is definitely odd about the hometown. The cinematography is beautiful. If you are studying cinematography, you will love this film.

    The film…

  • Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★★

    June 6, 1944. A group of American soldiers land at Omaha Beach as part of the Normandy Invasion. Their mission is to assault fortified German defensive positions. Part of that group is Captain Miller of the 2nd Ranger Battalion (Tom Hanks), who leads a breakout from the beach. Elsewhere on the beach, a dead soldier lies face-down, with his pack stenciled Ryan, S. In Washington D.C., General George Marshall learns that three of the four sons of the Ryan family…