Gavin Rye

Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.

Favorite films

  • The Elephant Man
  • Gummo
  • Come and See
  • Possibly in Michigan

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  • Awaiting

    ★★★

  • Willard

    ★★★

  • Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

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  • Awaiting

    Awaiting

    ★★★

    I expected nothing from this, but it’s actually a half decent little film. Jake has a car accident and is bought to a remote farm house. He soon finds the father and daughter that live there, have something of a strange relationship.

    The biggest issue of the film is that the start is just so rushed. The car accident happens straight away and Jake is in the house within 5 minutes. It really needed to give us a little time…

  • Willard

    Willard

    ★★★

    Willard is far less of a horror film than I expected it to be. I had in my mind that it was going to be some kind of Phantom of the Opera type affair, but with people being killed by Willards rats. It’s far more a character study on our titular lad, who is put down on all fronts, despite the fact that he tries hard with everyone. Willard is played really well by Bruce Davison, who I know best…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
    The…

  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…