• A Wounded Fawn

    A Wounded Fawn

    ★★★

    Just love all the texture here. All you need is one good location and one good costume if you can shoot it on film.

    Kind of reminded me of THE EVIL DEAD.

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★

    *extremely Jeff Tweedy voice*

    🎶it’s a TÁR on TÁR, it’s a TÁR on TÁR, you’re gonna lose🎶

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★

    I just had a ton of fun with this. It’s doing this insane thing where it’s attempting to literalize the incoherent ramblings of the killer from the original movie as a back story for that character. It gets so wacky and wild as it rambles through its plot, which includes a man with yellow skin and an unbelievable number of Christmas-themed deaths, that I couldn’t help but enjoy it. It’s mean and gnarly in the way movies of its moment…

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★

    Not really my thing but it does what it’s doing well. I liked a couple of the songs ok.

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    Assault on Precinct 13

    ★★★★★

    Background watch while I built a coffee table.

    When choosing background movies for this purpose, always choose a killer score.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★★

    Background watch while I built a coffee table.

    When choosing background movies for this purpose, always choose a killer score.

  • Krampus

    Krampus

    ★★★

    The 4K disc looks and sounds great.

    I just love the crazy creatures. The first act feels a little forced, the pacing is weird, and the frenetic camerawork gets in the way. But man does the big jack-in-the-box snake-man rule.

    I also do think this movie really succeeds at being both a monster movie and a Christmas movie. I suspect I’ll watch it a lot in the coming years.

  • GUTS

    GUTS

    ★★★★

    McInroy's shorts make me laugh out loud every time. He doesn't miss.

  • The Harbinger

    The Harbinger

    ★★★★

    “It’s going to get worse.”

    Pinpoints the scariest moment of the pandemic and expertly uses dream logic to illustrate how a relatively brief period felt like a millennia, sowing seeds of mistrust and chaos that will bear fruit long after the moment passes. Mitton’s movies just come together so beautifully. He knows how to stick the landing and have it resonate for both the characters and the audience.

  • The Boxer's Omen

    The Boxer's Omen

    ★★★

    Your enemy is but a skin-suit full of bats - a Shaw Bros blessing

    As wild and trippy as promised but also way way way grosser than expected. It sags here and there, but then there are sequences that are just pure, endless escalations, sustained for many minutes and punctuated with really fun practical effects. This would probably rule with a crowd.

  • Blood Relatives

    Blood Relatives

    ★★★

    Cute! I love that it’s a car movie. Noah Segan has good taste.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    Really beautifully shot by Steve Yedlin, and just a very clever and fulfilling story that affords a lot of fun actors room to be silly without upending the tone and reality of the movie. I liked it a lot more at home on this rewatch.