• Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    Funnier than I remember, very warm looking and bleak. Great ending!

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Tommy’s gonna grow up to be a freak I can tell

  • Kotoko

    Kotoko

    One of the most stressful movies I’ve ever seen. Almost Malicky in its organic style, but I’m still convinced Tsukamoto is having the operator literally throw the camera at times.

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

    The Cat o' Nine Tails

    Yet another Argento with a much better score than anything else. Thanks Ennio Morricone! A few good moments like the hands on rope, but the interesting stuff is far and few between. A lot more eugenics talk than I cared for!

  • Suicide Club

    Suicide Club

    Definitely prefer when Sono is less refined/glossy. Still don’t care with how he treats nihilism, very weightless in the end.

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    Dang shockingly beautiful and aesthetically challenging. Very sweet and fate driven?? Kinda funny watching right after The Addiction as this movie has its protagonist take a quite literal leap of faith. Those races really are crazy.

  • The Addiction

    The Addiction

    Very cynical/atheistic side of existentialism explored here. Rejecting Kierkegaard’s leap of faith and calling it a push is interesting as that describes being quite a bit more literally than I expected in vampire movie. Wonderful black and white cinematography, the contrast was very nice.

  • The New York Ripper

    The New York Ripper

    good to see movie on big screen! ads gave a nice touch. very nasty movie and while fulci is definitely a master oof hard to say how gross everything is

  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant

    The absence of God seems to be the main line here. I don’t buy, despite the parody of religious vision, any redemption or belief on the part of Keitel’s character. God becomes the place to project your hopelessness, trauma. He screams so much at the end as he’s left rationality entirely. There isn’t any spirituality, the church becomes a graveyard, leftovers from a time where it had a purpose as it doesn’t any longer.

    Not quite Ferrara pilled but there…

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    Was shocked at the direction it goes from the first, yet there’s absolutely a consistency. This one might be more shocking just from where the humor comes from?? So, so dark, the slapstick bits make it feel bleaker in a way.

  • Bad Boys

    Bad Boys

    when i typed in “bad b” for some reason hot fuzz was above this and i’ve never been more angry at letterboxd

    seriously how fun, can’t imagine the number of shoot days this must’ve took for the number of shots per minute, must be somewhere between twenty and forty. bay must be doing multicamera setups, though part of me doubts it for how detailed each shot feels.

  • Tenebre

    Tenebre

    Definitely one of Argento’s better formed giallos. Each of the directors of this time seem to have their own personal touch on the genre. Fulci really lingers on gore and the actual cutting. Martino uses complicated lighting setups for more expressionistic cinematography. Argento it seems really is the editor. Sleek shooting cut to a beat. Though it has the same problem I see with a lot of his other films (particularly Four Flies on Grey Velvet), the endless twisting at…