RSS feed for Joel
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon


    Shia LaBeouf is an underrated actor. Beautiful, wonderful  and compelling feel-good movie.

  • Demons



    Nice to see an Italian Horror movie where there's no plot to get in the way of the story. Simple premise and the characters start dying pretty soon, some nice practical effects too.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two


    Not as bad as I thought it would be, Dolby definitely helps it out a lot. This definitely won't be the clown movie of the year. 

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale


    I've never seen a movie set in Tasmania and it's a very scary looking wilderness. Almost in the same way that The VVitch made a New England forest look really scary and that is, of course, the type of forest setting that I am used to seeing in movies.

    Now on to the elephant in the room, if you have read other reviews or seen the film then you know that this movie is very graphic and unsettling and that…

  • It



    The pacing is a bit off and some of the music choices were questionable. This rendition of Pennywise is funnier on rewatch. Watching chapter 2 on Monday.

  • Angel Has Fallen

    Angel Has Fallen


    Never seen any of the other ones in this series. It's generic and overlong. It's exactly what you think it's like

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho


    Makes me wish that returning video tapes was still a valid excuse nowadays. Only real issue as stated by the filmmaker is the final scene, having to read about what the filmmaker intended after watching the movie definitely detracts from the experience.

  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin


    Every time a subject is in frame they are sideways, thanks Schumacher. In a post-Nolan world this is even worse

  • Belzebuth


    Some of the ideas in this film could've been interesting. Essentially in this movie the presence of a demonic force causes acts of domestic terrorism, you don't actually see a possession until the third act. These ideas could've been explored more but the script is seriously lacking and the acting isn't far behind. Some questionable artistic choices in this one including a CGI possessed "object" and literal high school level After Effects blood splatters in the third act when there's stabbing involved. Steer clear unless you are an extreme fan of Catholic-fu (Exorcism) and associated tropes even in bad movies.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix


    If you have the privilege of having a Dolby Theater near you, go to see the Matrix in Dolby for its 20th Anniversary. It won't look and sound  any better than this.

  • Desperado



    I've come to the realization that any marketing strategy that involves touting Robert Rodriguez as the director pretty much guarantees that the movie isn't going to be great in my opinion. After this I can safely say to myself that Robert Rodriguez is an OK director, he's good at making decent movies. This movie in particular has a bunch of goofs like seeing the stunt harnesses, infinite ammo guns and stuff like that. I wouldn't mind if at the very…

  • Shadow



    The latest entry in the director's filmography harks back to his earlier work specifically Jet Li's Hero. Both films are beautiful in their respective color palette choices, this film using black and white and Hero using a lush color palette. Hero has the better story and script overall.