• The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    "Have you ever seen it, Aragorn? White Tower of Ecthelion, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver. Its banners caught high in the morning breeze. Have you ever been called home by the clear ringing of silver trumpets?"

    This movie is so rich and layered, each time I watch it I find some new thing to focus on. This time I was really honed in on Sean Bean's performance. Boromir could have been a 2-dimensional foil, a greedy man…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Motherfucker really had a choice between violence and chilling with Anya Taylor-Joy in a hot spring and he chose violence.

  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    Friday the 13th Part 2

    ★★★★

    Bathroom scare always gets me.

    Happy Friday the 13th

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★★

    "He didn't chase them away, even though he yelled at them... and was always mean... and he stole batteries he didn't need."

    "Well, of course not."

    Best MCU movie

  • Cult of Chucky

    Cult of Chucky

    ★★★★

    "Did anyone ever tell you, you look exactly like Jennifer Tilly?"

    When I first saw this one, it had been over a decade since I had seen any of the original Chucky movies, and I loved it for how fresh it felt. Having just watched all the movies in a row, it still feels fresh but in a different way.

    Curse was definitely more of a straightforward, reigned in killer Chucky movie. And this one does feel a little like…

  • Curse of Chucky

    Curse of Chucky

    ★★★½

    "Chucky, I'm scared."
    "You fucking should be."

    Simple pleasures, goes back to similar roots of the first movie with a basic premise and solid execution. Even though this is Mancini's second go around as Director, he goes for such a different style than Seed, opting more a Gothic haunted house movie than the campier efforts of later entries. These movies have always managed to balance horror with camp, some leaning heavier in one direction. And after the last movie, it's…

  • Seed of Chucky

    Seed of Chucky

    ★★★½

    "Are you proud of me now, daddy?!"

    That's Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly to you.

    This movie shouldn't work but it does. It has plenty of basic Hollywood commentary and immediate thrills, but it's also surprisingly nuanced where it counts?
    I would be as hesitant as anyone to watch a movie from *2004* handle a genderfluid character, but honestly it was done really thoughtfully? It's a movie about killer possessed dolls wreaking havoc on Hollywood and it still manages to…

  • Bride of Chucky

    Bride of Chucky

    ★★★★½

    "Barbie, eat your heart out."

    I must not have seen this movie in its entirety before, just bits and pieces as a kid. Because had I seen the whole thing, I would have been singing this movie's praises for the last 20 years.

    Jennifer Tilly owns this movie, offering her own twisted camp to the franchise and being the perfect foil/ partner to Chucky. No longer are these movies slow burns or anti-commercialism satires, opting instead for a straight up…

  • Child's Play 3

    Child's Play 3

    ★★★½

    "Oh, you gotta be fucking kidding me!"

    Holy shit, Garak is in this??

    A lot of this movie feels like it's spinning its wheels for the first hour (same shtick, different location) until it gets to the legitimately great 3rd Act, but honestly they kind of make it work? I mean, it's Child's Play 3. For the third time, Chucky will go head to head with Andy while he tries to transfer his soul into a human body. We've played…

  • Child's Play 2

    Child's Play 2

    ★★★★

    "Snap out of it. You act like you've never seen a dead body before."

    Way better than I remember.
    Textually, there's not much going on. Chucky is chasing after Andy and no one believes him. Lather, rinse, repeat.
    But this movie makes up for it with the most vibes. The shadows, the deep focus shots, the skewed perspectives, the low angle shots like the POV of a child or doll, the pastel production design, and the further condemnation of insidious commercialism and the evils of targeted advertisement towards children.

    And also that toy factory finale absolutely rips.
    Awesome fucking movie.

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★★

    "This is the end, friend."

    Hell yeah movies rock

  • Pieces

    Pieces

    ★½

    wait what