• Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    ★★★★

    Strong contender for most stress-inducing film of all time + Tangerine Dream soundtrack + a bunch of desperate sweaty guys with grizzled faces in the jungle doing an insanely dangerous job for barely any reward is my kind of movie

  • The Thomas Crown Affair

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    ★★★½

    Love the original but this is just a completely deranged pre-9/11 90s version of it. The score is actually more insane than the 1968 version, which is impressive considering the latter prominently featured "The Windmills of Your Mind," and the sex scene is even more drawn out and bizarre. Really astounding work, one of the great American cool crime guy films. Also the original didn't have a scene where Rene Russo slams an entire can of Pepsi One in under 30 seconds.

  • Blade

    Blade

    ★★★½

    Just gets going, no wasted time on drawn-out origin stories or anything. Sets up a bunch of shitty vampires and you can't wait for Blade to kick the shit out of them and then he does. Donal Logue severely underrated here as Deacon Frost's number one goon.

  • The Flying Luna Clipper

    The Flying Luna Clipper

    ★★★★

    Kind of flags at the end there when the director just throws in a live action thing he'd previously made but for the most part this bangs. Hard to say how it would have been received at the time but watching it now, taking in the animated GIF slideshow style, is so dreamy. If I had been high when watching this I probably would have thought I was seeing god.

  • Innerspace

    Innerspace

    ★½

    They should have played up the gay romance angle

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★½

    tfw u get ur dad's nazi sloppy seconds

  • The Muppets Take Manhattan

    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    ★★★½

    Gates McFadden should have been in more Muppets stuff. Or at least an episode of TNG where everyone but her was a Muppet

  • The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn

    ★★★½

    The way people talk about this movie I was prepared for it to be really upsetting and like, end with all of the unicorns dying. That doesn't happen, but it's still kind of eerie and melancholic for a kids' movie, more classic fairy tale than Disney

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

    I liked when they called Knuckles a porcupine. Also why is there a half-hour rom-com sequence in the middle of this featuring characters who have no impact on the plot

  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★½

    Kind of a sister film to Night of the Hunter, in that this was the director's only feature and nobody really cared about it at the time — but this is even more stripped-down and claustrophobic. Incredible camera work and some real banger performances, especially from Sidney Berger as just the biggest creep in the world.

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★

    Didn't care for it immediately after viewing but it's growing on me more as I reflect on it. Ultimately not so much a creepypasta horror movie as it is a story about the tentative, dysfunctional relationships built over the internet between fucked up people desperately looking for human connection. Love the contrast between Casey's claustrophobic yet cozy upstairs farmhouse bedroom and JLB's sprawling, eerie McMansion, the latter of which is featured in some really striking tracking shot sequences.

  • Baoh: The Visitor

    Baoh: The Visitor

    ★★

    Maybe the manga is better but this is mids for Araki