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  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★★

    Okay, cool. They finally fucked with witches this time. Quick PSA though: Satanists ≠ devil worshippers. The latter’s made up of freaks with psychopathic tendencies whereas the former are actually pretty cool people with very noble intentions.

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★★

    Let me preface this short review by saying I absolutely love and adore Zack Snyder’s take on Dawn of the Dead. It’s one of my top movies ever, and I’ll never get tired of watching it.

    ON THE OTHER FUCKING HAND, Army of the Dead took me by surprise in that I never actually thought I’d scream at the TV multiple times—not out of excitement, but of spite. It’s as clunky as that goddamn helicopter on the roof, a loose gear…

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  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★

    The Hunt has some interesting satirical points here, but I think it misses the mark entirely, from an entertainment standpoint. Sure, it’s fun and darkly humorous, but I don’t think it accomplishes anything other than the glory of political satire. The script also feels very dull and wooden. There’s no underlying social statement, just a pure distinction of how far the ideals of the left and right differ. Nothing much to commend here—maybe the use of gore? That went pretty well.

  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★★★

    Man, City of God was one hell of a ride. Hyperviolent, at times surreal, and raw to the bone, it’s a film that gives a brutally honest look at slum violence and the difficulty of surviving it. The shots are perfectly in sync with the tone of the movie; and although it jumps from different timelines and splits the narrative into long subplots, City of God compensates with fast-paced action and no-holds-barred social commentary. Definitely a movie that’s going to open eyes and have you checking your privilege. I know it did for me.