Cusack

My 4’s are my 5’s. Anything above is just more impactful/meaningful to me
Favorites are recent 3.5’s and above

Favorite films

  • Possessor
  • Rounders
  • Raging Bull
  • American Splendor

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  • Monster

    ★★★½

  • American Splendor

    ★★★½

  • Prince of Darkness

    ★★★

  • Raging Bull

    ★★★½

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  • No Telling

    No Telling

    ★★★★

    A movie that I’ve only watched once before but sort of lives rent-free in my head.
    Incredibly weird but kind of pretty at the same time mostly due to the background music reminiscent of Cannibal Holocaust’s dreamy melodies. 
    If you do not like animal experimentation or are bothered by gruesome sights of animals I would stay away but otherwise this is an underrated hidden gem of a film and deserves more credit than it gets.

    Number of watches: 2+

  • My Dinner with Andre

    My Dinner with Andre

    ★★★★★

    “I think that New York is the new model for the new concentration camp where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves and the inmates are the guards and they have this pride in this thing they’ve built. They’ve built their own prison and so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners and as a result they no longer have, having been lobotomized, the capacity to leave the prison they’ve made…

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  • Monster

    Monster

    ★★★½

    Pretty good serial killer movie. Not as violent or gruesome as I was expecting. More a look at the psyche of Aileen and what led up to her crime spree. Now I don’t know the true history of Aileen and I’m not sure how accurate this movie is but I will say that if it is accurate then I’m all for Aileen. Fuck those dudes. Yes, maybe she should have tried to go down a different path but it played out like it played out and I don’t have any sympathy for the men who abused her.

  • American Splendor

    American Splendor

    ★★★½

    Peenya Coladas”

    Better than I thought it’d be. Took a bit for me to really get into it but once I did I found it pretty enjoyable. Usually I’m not a fan of “documentaries” but this is actually in-between that and a movie and it works much better, especially for my entertainment. Never heard of Harvey Pekar but might have to check out one of those American Splendor comics. There’s no way Toby Radloff is a real person though, lol.

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  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    I, along with many others, have praised Pixar for their ability to make children's movies that don’t feel strictly like children's movies. Adults can usually always take something away from them.
    However, as the years drag on, they’ve gotten lazy. They’ve traded good and meaningful stories for loud, abrasive, and much weaker plotted movies. 

    Turning Red is the worst offender. This is a heaping pile of crap. I at first thought the Red Panda was an analogy for a period.…

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★

    Man I really hate that I didn’t like this more but frankly I’m a bit disappointed. 
    My main disappointment comes from the use of goofy live action in a bad ass stop motion film. It just wasn’t needed and looked bad compared to the animation. 

    I also wish the plot had been a little more obvious; I think it had something to do with the creation of the earth and humankind or some shit but I dunno.

    The first third…