• Triangle

    Triangle

    ★½

    This movie is so goddamn bad but I fucking love a killer with sack for a mask.

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★½

    This took me three days to watch 😭 It’s so hard to watch them endure so much trauma. I want to k word that young man, Paul. There were some super interesting elements from a moviemaking perspective that I loved. Also wow phenomenal acting.

  • Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    ★★

    This is not the movie I expected it to be nor wanted it to be. I thought the tapes/broadcast intrusion element had sooo much potential, but I thought it fell flat because it lacked any real coherence and didn’t really answer any questions.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    I enjoyed this movie, particularly from a visual standpoint, but something about it felt a little disjointed. The final act felt like it lacked a bit of coherence especially when compared to the original.

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★

    Agh!!! What a film. The ending is so painful, as is much of the film. It’s hard to watch the detectives work (and fail) and even harder to witness the suffering they impart upon people. Knowing this is based off a true story is devastating, I hated knowing those women died so traumatically. It’s genuinely scary in parts too.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★

    This film would be nothing without Jim Carrey (can't believe I'm complimenting that man). I guess my only qualms really are that it seemed a little all over the place in some parts and is just so outlandish that even it's metaphors aren't effective sometimes.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I thought it was really good. I thought most all of the casting was perfect and really enjoyed Batman and the Riddler's characters specifically. I was really impressed by how well they achieve a gritty, comic like atmosphere without giving in too much to any common tropes. Visually, it was amazing. I think it worked best when they leaned into the ridiculousness a little bit. Just a really concise, well made film.

  • Intruder

    Intruder

    ★★

    This is so camp! Insanely predictable. Mediocre at best acting. Atrociously creative kills.

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    I think this film is superb, mostly because I'm so impressed by their ability to capture what nightmares feel like. There's this sense of raw panic and vulnerability that is just terrifying (and relatable). I loved the story and acting, I thought it was super original and compelling. The sound editing was just phenomenal.

  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    This film took me like a week to watch in full - I think because it requires your full attention and because the second half of the film is better than the first, in my opinion, least of all because it's branches out more from its crooked cop start. It was difficult for me at times to piece together all the moving parts, especially the various side characters and their motives. Still, a really well made film - absolutely loved the costuming btw. Thought Ed and Bud might smooch at the end, but a handshake works well too, I suppose.

  • The Rental

    The Rental

    ★★★

    It’s a fun little movie, I think! It features my favourite kind of killer - masked, fast, and vicious. I think this film is best watched while you’re doing something else. Not because it’s bad or not entertaining (well I could see an argument for either), but I can imagine people getting antsy for the action to start and getting fed up with the relationship drama taking up most of the plot. It has some freaky little shots and does a clever job with how it times scene cut offs.

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★

    I love that this film is such a slow burn thriller, rather than what I would expect from a film about an exorcism today (e.g. Conjuring). The acting was phenomenal and the story thoughtful. My biggest complaint is having trouble remembering who the (male) characters are and knowing who is a central and side character.