Eva has written 3 reviews for films with no rating during 2021.

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    the small business owner always gets it in the ass!

    hooper's most purely pleasurable, trades the stark gothic blankness of the original for a deliriant subterranean carnival ride in dizzying neons through the travails of maintaining a family business. the walls emblazoned with expansionist atrocity, are stuffed with entrails and oozing blood, the entire latter half of the movie taking place within the sickly guts of some tired creature, belching steam and corpse-dust and the smell of good ol' fashioned…

  • Madhouse

    Madhouse

    severely underrated! uncommonly precise for italo-horror, certainly with a lurching and stumbling narrative arc but assured and deliberate in its psychology to a genuinely surprising degree. an abusive, quasi-incestuous sibling relationship, long dormant, resurfaces as one sister decays and the other devotes her life to care: hardly novel but still a canny spin to have such a well-developed sense of the conflict between sisters as fundamentally both inter- and intrapsychic, each sister warring with the fragmentary other within their own…

  • Palo Alto

    Palo Alto

    became increasingly convinced of the merit here as the (loose) structure unfolded in the last third and the accumulation of moments begin to crystallize the hazy suburban melancholia into something more vital, more thorny, further from the idea of a "coming-of-age" movie. the kids are frozen in periodically violent, frequently addled stasis at the cusp of something like adulthood, which here only figures as a sort of hushed, roiling subterranean hint of dissolution. the slickness of the aestheticization sits uncomfortably…