Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Suspiria
  • Kissed
  • Pan's Labyrinth

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Pinned reviews

  • Viy



    Viy is amazing!

    The story of a priest in training killing a witch and being assigned to stand vigil for three nights alone with the body is so intriguing. It builds expectations on a resolution that seem almost impossible to meet.

    But when that climax comes, and he gets what's coming to him, it's the coolest and most satisfying thing.

    Incredible special effects and overall energy. Tonally consistent, between horror and humour, with the visuals. Everything is so great.

  • Onibaba



    The mask on the poster and in the film is a Hannya mask, used in certain Japanese theatre. While the name comes from the word for “wise” it’s not referring to the mask itself, but supposedly to the artist who made it. Focusing on the wisdom needed to perfect the design.

    The mask is used to portray women who have become demons due to jealousy, but there’s so much more depth than just some troll with horns. Look at it…

Recent reviews

  • Kissed



    Kissed is gross and makes you feel icky, but that's mostly because of how close it takes you to the character. Necrophilia in and of itself is just horrifying and not very interesting, but literally portraying someone's unearthly attraction to something as abstract as death? That's cool.

    I mean, anyone can shoot a sex scene between two people on opposite ends of the alive-spectrum, but it takes some actual emotion to confront you with how strongly she feels for it.…

  • Retribution



    I think this is absolutely masterful. A crime thriller and a ghost story, both intertwined with eachother and with the tight theme of societal guilt and bystander-ing. Consistent with an idea that the most intrusive ghosts are the ones you know you should have, but choose not to. The guilt we push away.

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa is so good, man. The most unsettling scenes are shot as if he's got nothing to show you. No cuts to the horror at all, just the image as is. He trusts that you see it in the margins of the frame.

    And it spooked me to boot!

Popular reviews

  • Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley


    Mary Shelley was a complex woman. She was interesting and had strong opinions and believed in her values. This is not Mary Shelley, and frankly, I'm sick and tired of these fairytale versions of actual people and events.

    Do these people think that we, the audience, can't connect with, and empathize with a person with complicated, real emotions? Do they think we can't understand the sometimes differing moral values of a person from a different time?

    Mary Shelley and her…

  • Tench



    Tench is an empathetic and sad portrait of a man being a victim of his own desire. He's given a second chance by society, but his past and his very nature is again brought forth when he falls in love with a nine year old girl. I don't think I've seen a movie about paedophilia before that wasn't also on some level provocative and Bold, with a capital b.

    Amazing acting and genuinely sensitive scenes depicting someone uncontrollably falling in…