Donald May Jr

President of the DVD/Blu-ray releasing company, Synapse Films

Favorite films

  • The Last Picture Show
  • The Exorcist
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Flash Gordon

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  • Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • The Lost City

    ★★★½

  • Firestarter

    ★★

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  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

    In my review of JACKASS FOREVER, I mentioned it was the first film in the series to almost make me puke. This one is the second film in the series to almost make me puke.

    That being said, JACKASS 4.5 was actually more fun to watch (at least for me) than JACKASS FOREVER.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    For his third feature film, director Robert Eggers has perhaps decided his output should be the film equivalent of a Bentley Little novel title. Following THE Witch, and THE Lighthouse, we now have THE Northman.

    Great stuff.

    Beautifully done and certainly more "mainstream accessible" than his previous features, this film still brings on the dread, creepiness and gruesome imagery like his past films.

    There are some breathtaking sequences and it's always beautiful to look at. One that comes to mind…

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  • Death Sentence

    Death Sentence

    ★★★★½

    Sorry for being so blunt, but this movie is fucking amazing. It's brutal, horrifying, nauseating, unrelenting and will make your blood boil, as it was meant to. It's gratuitous violence may turn off the easily shaken, but... Wow... This is one hell of a revenge thriller based on Brian Garfield's novel. The unrated version is the one to watch.

  • Opera

    Opera

    ★★★★½

    For me, OPERA is tied evenly with SUSPIRIA as Argento's most amazing film. An almost perfectly filmed "giallo", OPERA is considered by many to be the "bridge" of Argento's career... the point in which his films have distinctly "gone down hill" and his career hasn't quite recovered. I admit to liking almost everything he has filmed, really, including THE STENDHAL SYNDROME which came after this, but OPERA is a masterwork.

    The haunting camera movements, cinematography, extreme flashes of gore and…