GialloVacation

Letterboxd is hell.

Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • Body Double
  • Manhunter
  • Scream

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  • Fletch

    ★★★★★

  • Fade to Black

    ★★★★

  • Collateral

    ★★★★½

  • The Dead Pool

    ★★★½

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  • Fletch

    Fletch

    ★★★★★

    Needed a weapons grade favorite tonight and FLETCH always does the trick. I don’t think there’s another movie in existence with such a rapid fire deployment of one-liners that gets me laughing like this. On top of that, it’s a great little mystery with sharp writing that actually improves on the novel’s plotting. A real shame they didn’t use McDonald’s ongoing books as a template for sequels. Regardless of squandered franchise potential, this remains as classic as they come.

  • Fade to Black

    Fade to Black

    ★★★★

    MANIAC ON THE WEST COAST. Super fun psycho thriller that gets a lot of mileage out of genre fanaticism. Love the scene early on where the guy gets indignant that the girl can’t recall the Creature from the Black Lagoon, their interaction intercut with clips of old Gill-man getting closer to the camera each time to illustrate his roiled psyche. Good LA vibes and lots of fun movie stuff on the periphery. Remake this today and Eric Binford becomes a Twitter reply guy.

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  • New Nightmare

    New Nightmare

    ★★★★★

    I was 14 when this came out, and while I liked seeing Craven back doing Freddy things, I’ll be completely honest: the purpose of this one sailed right over my head.

    In fact, watching it at 40 is when it starts to click. There’s so much happening here, from Craven’s philosophies about art as the savior of mankind (I’m watching this at a time when the world is on lockdown, the entire earth talking about the books/movies/shows they’re consuming in…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★★

    An all-time favorite.