RSS feed for Chris

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★★

    The day has finally arrived for my most anticipated film of the year to be released. I am so glad I made the two hour drive up to Denver to see this on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse. What a fucking delight.

    A deceptively simple film that deals with loss and grief in such a unique way. I love how the film literalizes Nic Cage's demons as beings he must destroy if he is to completely lose his…

  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★★

    It seems this film gets looked over a lot in John Carpenter's filmography but it is every bit Carpenter as it is King and this is a fantastic adaptation that brings out the best of the novel and delivers a terrific tale on film. The cast is absolute dynamite with Keith Gordon completely nailing the complex character of Arnie and his transformation. It's filled with a ton of empathy for Arnie but never shies from the reality of the situation.…

Popular reviews

More
  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★★

    Part of My Italian Horror/Giallo Adventure

    The lore and reputation surrounding this film is something every cinephile has heard. It's created both an air of mystique and a fear. Many people refuse to watch the film because of the reputation, fearing that's it's just too much for them to handle. As a filmgoer that knows no fear, Cannibal Holocaust is a film that screamed to be watched, to have the experience known.

    Let's start with the good, shall we. This…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Year in Review: 2014

    This is Cinéma Pur, a work of art that can only exist within the medium of film. It eschews the traditional storytelling narrative in favor for the experience. The plot is there, the story and narrative rises and falls exist, but the film never tells you anything.

    The essence of cinema, and thus this film, is to feed the viewer with images and sound. There is no rule that dictates the mechanisms with which a viewer…