• Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    My god! What decadence!

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★★

    "We don't stop!"

    No you fucking don't.

    Previous entry.

  • The Naked Kiss

    The Naked Kiss

    ★★★★★

    This movie goes down like liquid gold and it comes up like slow dynamite.

    Check out my and Katy's new video discussion on The Naked Kiss!

  • Armour of God

    Armour of God

    ★★★½

    Not as good as I remember it being! There are still a few standout action set-pieces here, and some of the humor lands, but there's nothing to reach the heights of Jackie's best fight scenes, and so much of the humor just doesn't land (positively or negatively...it's just kind of meh).

    It's a perfectly serviceable Jackie movie, but it's hardly the high energy Indiana Jones riff I remember it being.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well here we go! Gonna work through the nine main saga movies with the kids (some of these movies will be first time watches for them).

    My daughter last watched this when she was four and not terribly interested. She's seven now and much more invested. She mostly remembers the trash compactor scene, so was looking forward to it this time.

    I love how the last shot of Tarkin isn't an "Oh shit!" moment but he's just casually looking at screens, oblivious to the fact that he's about to die.

    Previous entries here, here, and here.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★★½

    No horror filmmaker can get under my skin like Scott Derrickson. One of the only directors out there who can make me nervous to look behind myself when I'm the last one up in the house late at night, turning off all the lights.

    What a banger of a movie!

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    Happy Birthday to Me

    ★★★½

    Way too long, but if you tighten it up, there's a lot of fun to be found in this run-of-the-mill slasher. Kills are bloody and creative, kids act like whack-a-doo freaks for no reason, good stuff.

    I still love how extra that ending is. It has the setup for a simple twist, but layers on so many unnecessary elements that makes it so much more stupid, yet so much more memorable. Five star ending to a 3 star slasher.

    Previous review.

  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★★½

    I don't know what I was smoking the last time I watched this (a mere three years ago!) but this is in the upper echelons of Fuller's filmography. What a wild, transgressive experience! It hits a lot of the beats you'd expect from an asylum movie, and the plot is as stripped down as you can make it.

    But the characters! The murder mystery! The energy that crackles like flashes of electricity! The incest! The nymphos! The racist! Gene Evans! Thunder cracks! The screaming! The striptease!

    What a movie!

  • Park Row

    Park Row

    ★★★★

    Works better on a re-watch. Gene Evans is a helluva dynamic actor. You can tell that Fuller has so much passion for the subject matter. Helluva movie.

    Thirty

  • Terror on the Prairie

    Terror on the Prairie

    ★★★

    The first movie from The Daily Wire to feel somewhat unpolished. Both Run Hide Fight and Shut In were pieces of raw, mean-spirited pulp. Real gritty thrillers slathered in exploitation elements and shot with a slick coldness.

    Terror on the Prairie has its moments of stark violence (an early scalping is executed with the same wide frankess of a Zahler movie) but it feels more restrained...and sloppier. A few choice moments of violence are cut awkwardly at odds with the…

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    ★★★★

    It's a marvel not only that Bill and Ted Face the Music exists, but that it works as well as it does. It retains that goofball charm of the first two movies, and everybody is on board. Anything after the climax of Bogus Journey should feel ancillary, but Matheson and Solomon somehow bring everything home in a legacy sequel that feels like a culmination of first two movies.

    Mixing time travel with some supernatural elements sprinkled in seems like the…

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★

    Yup, this hits better on a re-watch. Pair with Twentieth Century for a double dose of obsessive artists possessive over the female talent who headline their work.