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  • History of the World: Part I

    History of the World: Part I


    I don't have much to say about this. Mel Brooks' comedy is just not my thing. This is a series of only occasionally funny segments taking us through the history of the world, and there's nothing beyond the comedy for me to connect with. The longer segments drag on, and the French revolution segment was particularly painful. They completely lost me when King Louis ordered his human chess pieces to gangbang the queen. I guess turning the Spanish Inquisition into a musical number was a funny idea, but that wasn't enough to save this film.

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner

    The Man Who Came to Dinner


    I'm not familiar with Monty Woolley, but this is his show. Playing a lecturer who reluctantly agrees to have dinner with the Stanley family while on tour. When he arrives, he slips on the icy stairs, and insists on recovering from his "broken leg" at the Stanleys' home. He takes over the house, running up their phone bill, confining them to the second floor in their own home, and generally invading everyone's lives and taking over their home. This is…

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  • Martyrs



    This is not torture porn. Yes, it's extremely violent and disturbing, but the torture is not exciting and revolting like the Saw sequels or Hostel. It's horrific and depressing. The acting is top notch, and Alaoui is reminiscent of Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc at times. This is an incredibly powerful, disturbing, terrifying, and well-made film, and, if you can stomach it, absolutely worth the watch. It is truly a modern horror masterpiece. Just don't expect to feel good for several days while it's still in your mind.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    It took until 2018, but 2017 has its first 5-star film for me. Anderson (serving as director and DP) is so precise with his compositions and camera movements, and has cemented himself as one of the best directors of actors out there (Sandler in PDL, DDL in TWBB, Phoenix/Hoffman in The Master, and the list goes on). I like Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood, but he was barely able to hold his own against Daniel Day-Lewis (which I'm…