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  • Hellboy

    Hellboy

    Despite the bad reviews, I walked into this hoping it would join the long list of trashy, schlock films that I enjoy. A Van Helsing, or a Dark Shadows, or at the very least a John Carter. Nope. This is just an incomprehensibly bad piece of junk that gives you not one molecule of anything to care about.

    At the start, I perceived some suggestions that this was a good film ruined by studio meddling: terrible seemingly last minute song…

  • Kabir Singh

    Kabir Singh

    ½

    The theater fucked up and played a three-hour-long rough cut of the film by mistake. Took some time to adjust to the sloppy editing and the actively distracting, clippy sound, but that's just a rough cut thing. Excited to find out if the final cut is somehow not an empty, insufferable drag.

    Edit: At the time of that writing, I couldn't find the energy to get into how incredibly anxious I was throughout this film for all the wrong reasons.…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    This is my third time watching this film. I first saw the film almost a year ago, and almost every day since then, the film has made seemingly random Hitchcockian cameos in my thoughts. Sometimes, it floats up to the top of my thoughts and stays there a while.

    There is so much stuff floating around us in a variety of different media, and that is especially true for someone like me who is constantly plugged in to a laptop.…

  • Lights Out

    Lights Out

    The cellphone scene is GREAT. The car keys scene, which comes just after, is GREATER. Pure schlock.

    The rest was meh.

    This film knows how to give you the creeps every now and then, but it sucks at maintaining or escalating that feeling.