“there’s water in your eyes”
Jonas Mekas in Kodachrome Days 2009
as i was moving ahead occasionally i saw brief glimpses of beauty
The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2023
i can excuse prioritizing fan service over story, but i draw the line at sidelining luigi
Beau Is Afraid 2023
two owen posters in this movie
Scream VI 2023
um… sure! not even sure what this franchise has twisted itself into anymore, but i’ll take it. still doesn’t know how to take risks, but the characters grew on me a little and my god the kills! borrows a lot (and i mean a lot) from scream 2, but the style/lensing keep those aspects fresh. still don’t think these movies would sit right with craven, but this is nice.
hmmm worth watching for the kills alone! love watching these movies gradually evolve into this disgusting torture porn sicko shit as hollywood’s tolerance for it grows. could go for the low hanging fruit here and just complain about how undeveloped the characters are and how annoying the jokes about requels are, but i’m more disappointed in this movie’s perception of wes craven’s sequels and how it chooses to continue their legacy. matt and tyler don’t seem interested in elaborating on…
Scream 4 2011
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“i don’t need friends, i need fans.”
not sure how seriously these movies are taken for their dramatic elements or politicall undertones, but sydney becoming a literal celebrity because she lost almost everyone she loves, constantly being betrayed by friends and family longing for that same notoriety is by far the scariest aspect of this franchise to me. cannot think of a better note to end the franchise on than a rotation of faceless reporters and news anchors comparing her…
Scream 2 1997
clinging to an 8. craven gives so many sets and props life here. the cop car scene is the most exhilarating thing from these movies so far, and the climax >>>> so good. i can’t help being a theatre kid, i can only be ashamed. doesn’t quite match up to the style of its predecessor, nor does it really aim for a different, more refreshing style, but idk it still really worked for me.
now if you excuse me, i have some oozing to do.
My Neighbor Totoro 1988
i think my theater made a mistake. they forgot to double feature it with grave of the fireflies like miyazaki intended. what a shame.
Life's a Jungle: Africa's Most Wanted 2012
"where do you keep the hoes?"
can't believe i watched this twice. i still haven't spun my inland empire criterion.
Maid Servant 1981
“no one should work, we must strike.”