Jesse_Wroe has written 2 reviews for films rated ★½ during 2021.

  • Surf II

    Surf II

    ★½

    Ofc the movie with the punchline "Guy's got more moves than a sharecropper" also has the comeback "Dead, man? This dude's worse than dead, he's been CANCELLED!"

    Oddly pertinent for a cult movie comeback in 2021, but in all the wrong ways.

  • Sleepless

    Sleepless

    ★½

    You'd think a 21st Century giallo comeback by Dario Argento would be worthwhile, but then you'd have to remember the kind of filmmaker he had become and the rapid decline that followed.

    It's Argento's TV movie with brutal kills and nothing else. Every quintessentially "giallic" ingredient manifests in uninspired form. The whole thing lacks the little redeemable bits of his lesser, yet watchable, films: insanity (The Stendhal Syndrome), a little class and craft (Opera), absurdity (The Mother of Tears), and…