Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

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Comics person, freelance classicist, Christmas enthusiast

Favorite films

  • Fargo
  • Ed Wood
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Bride of Frankenstein

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  • Scream

    ★★★★½

  • She-Wolf

    ★★★½

  • Scream 2

    ★★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★½

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    Hell yeah, this was great. One of the best examples in the franchise of being a good version of the thing it’s commenting on. Excellent blend of new cast and old, love grizzled Dewey forever. Good kills, good jokes, hell yeah. Definitely glad I rewatched the first two before seeing it. Wish I could have seen 3 and 4 again, but alas

  • She-Wolf

    She-Wolf

    ★★★½

    Actual folk horror night five. I’d been excited to get to this one for a while, since I uncovered it in my research for my Folk Horror Christmas list. There are a lot of things to recommend this one and I really just love the look of it, from the period costumes to the bleak wintry setting to the main character’s mustache and unibrow. It is, alas, pretty slow and fairly talky, which makes it tough to make an unqualified recommendation. The last ten minutes fucking slap though

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★★

    I recognize that the premise of this movie makes it seem like a John Wick or a Mandy except with a pig instead of a human woman named Mandy. That’s definitely not the case, though I suppose you could argue it builds a Wick-esque universe except with chefs instead of assassins. This is not a murder-fueled revenge fest; it’s not an action thriller at all. Instead, it’s a subdued meditation on death and acceptance, and a brutal indictment on modern haute cuisine

    This is, hands down, no irony, the best movie I’ve seen so far this year

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    Folk horror night 5. Jk jk jk

    My wife wanted to watch this last night so we did that instead of me watching Polish she-werewolves

    Anyway, it’s somewhat ironic I guess how disconnected from the MCU this felt considering that the comic was originally not supposed to be part of the Marvel Universe and then got retconned in. Yeah, it’s me, the answer to the question “Who gives a fuck about the Eternals?”

    I know opinion on this one has…