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Recent reviews

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You


    Hooptober #3

    Criteria Covered:


    Definition by a single moment. I feel like I watched a different film than everyone else. Dever is game, the concept is stellar, but it needed to be leaner and meaner. The alien designs were so familiar and the plot armor so thick that any sense of danger evaporated after the initial encounter. I also must admit I'm getting a little exhausted of the grief/trauma "subtext" that has been saturating horror the last couple years.…

  • Huesera: The Bone Woman

    Huesera: The Bone Woman


    Femtember #22/Hooptober #2

    Hooptober Criteria Covered:

    2/6 Countries (Peru)
    2/8 Decades (2020's)
    1/1 LGBTQ+ connected film

    An assured directorial debut effort from Cervera. This is a good film front to back that mostly suffers from retreading familiar body/pregnancy horror territories. Most of the first hour unfolds with the usual anxious pregnancy beats. I also think it presses too hard on the visual metaphors that constantly frame our main character through webbed and fractured imagery. It's fitting but not exactly subtle.…

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  • Pom Poko

    Pom Poko


    This movie is nuts.

  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There


    Wow. I truly wasn't expecting that. At first the movie was slow going, seemed overtly sad and just kind of depressing for the sake of being depressing. Once the story starts to kick in though and the titular character is introduced, things shift greatly and we end up getting an emotionally resonant story about the loneliness of youth, the importance of friends and the undeniable impact of family. I'm definitely going to watch this one again once the english dub…