Favorite films

  • Requiem for a Dream
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★★

  • Django

    ★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

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  • X

    X

    Pretext: One of the things that comic book writing and depression and pandemic did to me was kill my time and energy to write movie reviews. But I had to see X in the theaters (just my 3rd time in a cinema since March 2020). And now that I've seen it, I just had to write a review for it.

    I also just want to say... there is an awful lot of overlap between X and my book, Swamp Dogs:…

  • Captain Clegg

    Captain Clegg

    Hooptober 8.0 #1:

    I don't really have anything clever or insightful to say about this film.

    It's not horror, but horror-adjacent. Like the vast majority of Hammer films I've seen its combination of quaintness, age, and pastoral tone made this an incredibly pleasant watch. The stakes were not especially high for this film, and it hit all its marks.

    Cushing, as always, is a treasure. He manages to always casually dominate a scene or a shot just with his mere…

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  • The Funhouse

    The Funhouse

    I was really picking up what Tobe Hooper was putting down. Seriously, how is there not more buzz around this movie as an all-time classic?!

    Now one of my favorite opening credits of all-time. And a PERFECT example, just like with Creepshow, of creating a pre-code horror comic on film. The shots and set pieces and colors were on-point. The characters were sufficiently caricatured to be ludicrous. And the plot mechanics are just terrific.

    The set up is way bigger…

  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    My first Hooptober movie of the season, and I'm glad to have started with it.

    At multiple points I forgot that this movie came out in 2009. The dedication to not just the style of the era, but also to the cinematic style of the era, was admirable.

    There was nothing revolutionary here in terms of plot or horror, really... it was just a very well-done horror flick. West's ability to generate suspense is among the best of working directors.…