Chris House

My four favorite films are my four most recent 5-star ratings.

Favorite films

  • Titane
  • A Short Film About Love
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • Cure

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  • Train to Busan

    ★★

  • See for Me

    ★★

  • First Reformed

    ★★★½

  • Batman Begins

    ★★★★½

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  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★

    The strange undercranked cinematography could't hide the lackluster CGI. The heavy-handed message and forced sentimentality made me roll my eyes on numerous occasions. But worst of all it had PG-13 levels of gore. Given the massive hype since its release, I expected way more from this.

  • See for Me

    See for Me

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Aside from being highly derivative (just watch Panic Room instead), this movie is morally confused. The main girl is an absolute piece of shit. She gets a cop killed by her own greed and murders another man in cold blood; the guy was begging for her to let him go and she kills him anyway. And we're supposed to feel okay about it because she's really really learned her lesson? The other main "hero" is even worse - she guides…

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  • The Seafarers

    The Seafarers

    I found it difficult to sit through a 28-minute piece of propaganda on a subject I don't care about in the slightest. I only got through it by repeating to myself, "Kubrick made this... Kubrick made this..." As I watched, I did my best to spot anything "Kubrick" about it. It was well shot, kind of. The subjects were always in frame and there were a couple competent tracking shots. But the truth is there's just no reason to watch this other than to be able to say "I've seen every Kubrick film."

  • The Haunted Castle

    The Haunted Castle

    ★★★

    There's some confusion about this film. Georges Méliès made two films whose titles are often translated as The Haunted Castle. The first was in 1896 and can be seen here. The second was made in 1897 (which this Letterboxd entry is for) and can be seen here.