Favorite films

  • Carol
  • Midsommar
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Invisible Man

Recent activity

All
  • Dragon Tiger Gate

    ★★

  • The Novice

    ★★★★½

  • Operation Condor

    ★★★★½

  • The Free Fall

    ★★½

Pinned reviews

More
  • Hell Fest

    Hell Fest

    ★★★

    I have an irrational fear of haunted houses, so this film was probably a more tense experience for me than it will be for most.

Recent reviews

More
  • Dragon Tiger Gate

    Dragon Tiger Gate

    ★★

    Dragon Tiger Gate suffers from what a lot of other Wilson Yip films suffer from: it takes itself too seriously. There are cartoony moments, and the action is ridiculous, and yet somehow it finds a way to just be so damn serious. Why not embrace how goofy this whole thing is?

    Outside of that, there are a couple of good fight sequences, with a finale that is sadly just a bore.

  • The Novice

    The Novice

    ★★★★½

    Isabelle Fuhrman crafts a performance that I could feel throughout this entire piece. The film does paint itself into a corner, though, and it doesn't know exactly how it should end. That left me the tiniest bit disappointed, even though the finale kind of works. Kind of. I guess. But overall I loved The Novice.

Popular reviews

More
  • The Seventh Day

    The Seventh Day

    ★★

    If you had told me that there was a movie that takes the concept of Training Day, but instead of cops it's with exorcists, I would have been immediately sold. And if you had told me that Guy Pearce was in it? I would definitely have been sold. That is essentially what The Seventh Day is, and yet, it fails to create any excitement. That is such a shame, because the concept is fantastic.

  • Midnight

    Midnight

    ★★★

    Midnight is a well shot, but incredibly standard thriller that has too many holes and too many incompetent characters to make it a completely engaging piece. I'm generally not one to pick apart a film for plot holes, but with this film every ten minutes or so I was like...but why not just...or why aren't these people doing this...? That sort of thing. Even with those moments, it was still entertaining.