• All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    Taylor loves the fall, and so do I! The movie itself seems kind of petty given how much emphasis has been placed on the fact that this is a re-telling of her real-life relationship with Jake and the "Jake" character comes across as the biggest D-bag you could imagine. Even so, the song is indisputably one of her masterpieces and the parts where everyone just re-enacts the song lyrics instead of the ACTING parts were great!

  • Zola

    Zola

    No more or less memorable than an interesting twitter thread. Spring Breakers comparisons are missing the point of Spring Breakers in my opinion.

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    Bad but there's more effort put into it than you might have expected.... doesn't equate to talent but you can at least tell they tried

  • The Other Guys

    The Other Guys

    Should easily be considered one of McKay's best, a close third to Step Brothers and Anchorman. Almost every single scene is hilarious to me. The parodying of buddy cop movies is very smart.

    The aim-for-the-bushes scene will always be one of my favorites. I love whenever the sad saxophone music kicks in when the boys are down and out with their wives/girlfriends and lamenting to each other.

  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    Remembered this being funnier. Maybe it's just the fact that most of the jokes are very outdated. Maybe back in 2011 it was funnier to make excessive 3D jokes and get away with milking laughs from bad language. Weirdly enough, there are also TWO rape scenes played for laughs in this one. One involves a very attractive young lady forcefully having sex with a loser nerd, so I guess we're supposed to laugh because at least she's hot? The other…

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    ★★★★

    Kind of hilarious how I’m always going on about how Netflix makes every one of its original movies look like shit or at least notably worse than they would otherwise have looked..... and the movie to break this trend is Hubie Halloween!

    Weird hill to die on perhaps, but I’ll defend this movie’s visual presentation till the day I die. The sets and set decorating are miraculous! And Seamus Tierney does a terrific job of capturing them! 

    I care less and less about some of the flatter jokes with each rewatch. Again, this movie is for the tweens... you have to approach it as such!

  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★★

    Fantastic!! One of the coziest spooky movies you’ll ever see. The cross-cutting technique used during the fog’s final attack on the town was incredibly sick. Instant addition to the Halloween rotation.

  • The Faculty

    The Faculty

    I expected to like this more than I did. Late 90s teen horror movie written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Rodriguez basically sounds like a guaranteed hit. The Faculty does the same kind of thing as Scream did with slasher movies, where characters make frequent reference to movies as a means of understanding how to overcome their adversaries. Only this time, the references are found in movies like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and other mind-control alien movies. Unfortunately,…

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Definitely lacks the elegant compositions of the first three (all of which were shot by the legend Dean Cundey, so that's not really a huge diss on this one). But this one makes up for it by overcompensating with magnificent amounts of fog, jack-o-lanterns, hay bails and other Halloween-adjacent imagery that ultimately charmed me enough to win me over.

    Michael unfortunately kind of looks AND moves like shit in this one, becoming a lot less ominous and threatening compared to…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    Can't get on the same wavelength as people reclaiming this one as a forgotten slasher masterwork, but I can see where they're coming from!

    The 2006 Black Christmas was largely derided on release, and it's a heck of a lot better than the negative reviews would have you believe. When you see a movie as good as this one being totally lambasted by Rotten Tomatoes "critics", it's extremely tempting to swing back at them by slapping it with a 5…

  • Sinister

    Sinister

    Sinister is another one of those haunted house movies which, for reasons unknown to me, got really popular in the early 2010s. Between this, The Conjuring, Ouija, the Paranormal Activity movies, the Poltergeist remake, Insidious, and a number of others I'm sure I'm forgetting, audiences were apparently in the mood for a good haunting.

    Sinister delivers the goods, for the most part. The setup is actually a lot more intriguing than most of these movies can muster. Initially, the story…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

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

    Banging cinematography and propulsive editing, front to back (figures that Tom Cross edited). Gorgeous and tangible visuals that have gone virtually extinct in the blockbuster landscape. Very exciting to see an action movie that moves this gracefully and looks this good again. Aside from Tenet, it's been a while since we got a blockbuster this confident and skillful in technical execution.

    The approach to giving Craig his sendoff is an especially interesting one. It plays like the most traditional Bond…