Tragic Mushrooms

mediocre filmmaker/artist/writer/grad student/person

faves are most recent 5 baggers

ratings based purely on vibes

Favorite films

  • Pump Up the Volume
  • Short Cuts
  • The Conversation
  • The Social Network

Recent activity

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

  • The Birds


  • John Wick


  • Psycho


Pinned reviews

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II


    i love you mommy

    one of the most viscerally upsetting films i’ve ever seen. detached, angry, destructive, violent, grief stricken and painful. zombie builds upon everything he added to the original film, and is able to explore the kind of damage that the mental health system and the true crime industrial complex do to the world around us. we accept those we deem appropriate for polite society and institutionalize those that we fucked up too badly, never attacking anything that…

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair


    hard to put into words my feelings on this one. really hit a place buried deep within me, brought out those feelings of internet forums and adolescent social media usage. an overwhelming sense of vague unease about who you are, trying to figure yourself out through other’s experiences, never feeling totally yrself. not at all what i expected and all the better for it. haunting, messy, and beautiful.

Recent reviews

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    was kinda falling in and out of sleep for the last twenty minutes once the violence ramped up and everything was revealed so can't really give this an honest rating, but still had a very fun time with this incredibly 90s slasher. though it's been parodied so many times it can never fully have the impact it once had, and the direction (from the twisted mind behind d-tox/eye see you) can leave a bit to be desired aside from a…

  • The Birds

    The Birds


    for a film as iconic as hitchcock's the birds is, i was really surprised by how slow and careful it is compared to it’s reputation. while the birds remain a constant presence throughout the film, both narratively and through hitchcock's shot selection, it really takes a backseat for the first half to meticulously craft this relationship between melanie and mitch, to get the audience invested in their desire for each other as each of their arrogant facades start to crack…

Popular reviews

  • TÁR



    slow to an almost confrontational degree, todd field's tár allows its scenes to breathe so well that you can't help but be taken by the rhythms of the film. lydia constantly waking up, going on runs, going to the gym, slight changes each time reflecting her mental state and the states of her life as it gradually spirals further and further into oblivion. much has been made about this film's thematic link to cancel culture and #metoo but for me…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    didn't really hit me. while i appreciated a lot of the technical prowess on display within the film it just never really came together. i had heard the wachowskis influence was felt hard in this film and while i do see the sense8/cloud atlas vibes it does really feel more like the daniels were reading marvel comics and watching rick and morty while the wachowskis were reading william gibson and watching ghost in the shell. obviously this is a fairly…