• Goodnight Mommy

    Goodnight Mommy

    ★★★★½

    I love the concept of this movie and its twist! Also the fact that the same photo is used for both Lukas and Elias Schwarz under the Cast section is kind of sending me.

    ***Side note! I’ve just moved to Germany and would like to watch some more good German-language films, so if anyone has any favorites, please do recommend them!

  • Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    ★★★½

    Literally obsessed with this niche category of films where a bunch of strangers get trapped together and killed one by one. Like, the plot is so fun that I simply do not even care about the bad acting, clunky dialogue, and the slew of other issues. This sequel is not much improved from the original in those aspects, but the new escape rooms are definitely super interesting and even more elaborate.

    What is most fascinating though is the alternate versions…

  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    ★★★½

    If I were trapped in an escape room, I would simply not die

  • The ABC Murders

    The ABC Murders

    ★★½

    Poirot lowkey fell off in this one. I mean, John Malkovich is wonderful and all, but this totally isn’t his role— nor is it really Poirot at all. The brilliance and charm of Christie’s famous detective is lost in the series’s focus on some contrived backstory about him, rather than the case that he is apparently too tortured to solve (which, in fact, is rather boring and would have worked better as a film). Unfortunately one of my least favorite Agatha Christie adaptations thus far.

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★★½

    Not surprisingly, the original is so much better. Jake Gyllenhaal is obviously an excellent actor, but this performance felt forced and kind of melodramatic. The riveting story stills allows for an enjoyable film overall, but it just didn’t need to be remade.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    Slightly disappointing, as it wasn’t particularly “scary”, and the story and characters felt kind of shallow. The legend is super intriguing and I liked how it was modernized, but I thought some exposition was left wanting. I loved the cast and the reflection motif though!

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    I don’t know that I personally liked this so much, but it’s certainly epic. Super unique and refreshing film, and twisted in a wonderful way!

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★

    I actually enjoyed this a lot! It’s extremely weird, but the concept is really unique and entertaining. Some of the performances are not great, and it does run a bit too long (I feel like it shouldn’t go on past the point when the new cohort arrives; this type of film doesn’t really need a happy ending, IMO), but overall I think it’s a pretty neat film! I also really like it when directors make cameos in their works. Has flaws, but definitely a fun time!

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    Such a strange film, but I really enjoyed it. It’s very poignant and touching in ways that I didn’t expect, and that really give heart to the story. It’s a whole experience. Also, there are a lot of elements that feel really anachronistic, almost like it takes place in two different time periods. Odd, but lovely. Makes me want to have a pig!

  • Finding You

    Finding You

    ★½

    Vanessa Redgrave, blink twice if you’re being held against your will 😭. The acting in this was so bad that no amount of charm in the story could have saved it, unfortunately.

  • Every Breath You Take

    Every Breath You Take

    ★½

    My mom’s comment that pretty much sums it up: “I mean, I can see what they wanted to do, but they didn’t.”

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    I honestly wasn’t looking forward to this film very much, since I thought the first part was just okay and definitely did not need a sequel, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I found it a lot more interesting and riveting than its predecessor. Sometimes all you need is a little Cillian Murphy in the mix!