Charles Williamson

I hate this place.

Favorite films

  • Inland Empire
  • Black Devil Doll from Hell
  • Johnny Guitar
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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  • Ron's Gone Wrong

    ★★★

  • Big Bully

    ★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★

  • Dexter: New Blood

    ★★★

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Somehow even grayer and sludgier than usual for the MCU. Clearly strives for the cosmic grandiosity of Jack Kirby and Terrence Malick, but shares more in common with that weird glut of failed, one-and-done YA adaptations from the early aughts (Inkheart, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, etc.). Just a drab, textureless, ponderous mess punctuated with long scenes of hunky-looking dullards belching out big, vaporous gas-clouds of exposition and cosmic gobbledygook.

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Simultaneously forces us to choke down a shit-sandwich while also cracking jokes about how bad shit tastes.

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  • Amityville II: The Possession

    Amityville II: The Possession

    ★★★½

    The Amityville Horror’s scuzzier, less reputable exploitation cousin: nastier, wilder, and far more outlandish than its comparatively straight-laced predecessor (which, to be honest, I’ve never really cared for). Harrowing and unflinching for about 70 minutes, with its onslaught of supernatural terrors (accentuated perfectly by Damiani’s invasive camerawork and deft handling of space) complimenting the more literal (and far more nauseating) horrors of familial abuse and trauma. Unfortunately, the whole thing gradually devolves into a formless mishmash of scenes lifted right…

  • Lifeforce

    Lifeforce

    ★★★★

    A feverish dispatch from the boner apocalypse, hellbent in its exploration of the consumptive, planet-annihilating burden of sexual desire (or at least desire of a staunchly cishet male variety). I love that Tobe Hooper cashed in his blank check from the Cannon Group on this messy, maximalist work of eroticized pulp, equal parts opulent and ridiculous, meditative and deathly portentous but also sweaty-palmed and leering at every hint of side boob floating into frame. I won’t lie: this movie totally…