• Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★★

    Genuinely admire how each of the Halloween sequels build off and respond to each other the same way comic book writers try build off the previous author's rendition of the same character while still giving their own unique spin. With that being said this is not a very good movie. Don't know which cut is the superior version but the VHS copy I viewed off the internet archive feels like its missing some scenes. Like why else would you put in all this effort hyping up this evil cult and proceed to do nothing with it? Paul Rudd feels miscast.

  • Blonde

    Blonde

    Beautiful gowns, gorgeous gowns.

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    ★★★½

    Surprisingly found this very compelling considering this has to work with the handicap of the decision to make Michael hunt down his relatives set by Halloween 2. Everything that didn't work for me in 4 just clicks with me here. The exploration of generational trauma manifesting as a violent psychic connection, pairing a child against a monster to invoke the initial films idea of the boogieman made real, Donald Pleasance continuing to be even more unhinged. Stand out scene being…

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ★★★

    Finally made it to the part of my horror movie marathon where I get to watch the Halloween films I haven't seen yet. Immediate thought once this ended was that either David Gordon Green lifted a lot from the sequels then he initially let on or that there just isn't much you can do with Michael in a sequel. The blocking and editing in this is just terrible, you never know where everyone is in relation to each other spatially so every cut feels jarring as hell.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    ★★★★

    Cultural nostalgia created and fostered by corporations, sneakily planting itself within the trivialities of childish toys and media so it can take root and (literally) fester. Michael Meyers was a monster who hid in plain sight but here the monster is so intertwined with the holiday that separating the two feels almost impossible.

  • Pearl

    Pearl

    ★★★

    A musical without any songs and a horror movie without any scares. Since this thing is going to be a trilogy I'd like to argue that these films are less about sex but instead about young people who've internalized the idea of their own youth that they fear they've wasted their lives if they don't capitalize on it.

  • Dark Angel: The Ascent

    Dark Angel: The Ascent

    ★★★★

    Part of your world [Goth edition].

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★½

    Halloween Kills lifted a lot from this, huh?

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    Halloween is a holiday predicated on intentionally engaging with fear and believing if for a moment that monsters exist within the dark. Halloween the film is about confronting that imagined monster and being shaken by the revelation of its existence.

    "Was that the boogie man?"

    "As a matter of fact, it was."

  • The Set

    The Set

    ★★★

    A movie about everyone being horny for what they can't have but immediately becoming disillusioned upon getting it. A sort of comedy of errors that's more depressing than funny.

  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Zemeckis believes CGI to be twenty first centuries equivalent of puppetry but even the most well crafted marionette needs a good puppeteer to make us believe it is real. The distinction between a real boy and a puppet becomes mute when everything presented all just registers as blatant artifice.



    Nitpick, but for a while I thought this was set in an imagined Italy since early on everyone has a half-assed Italian accent, but then the villain is introduced with a sudden cockney accent?

  • Wolves of Wall Street

    Wolves of Wall Street

    Very boring. A Wall Street composed of a bunch of guys in suits walking down the same street in New York. Shout out to the scene where 4 wall street bros rip off their clothes and crawl on all fours to seduce two women before devouring them whole. That was hot.