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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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    While a clear downgrade, The Golden Circle is still a thoroughly enjoyable action comedy with a fantastic cast and brilliant action scenes. 

    Pros:
    - Julianne Moore
    - Julianne Moore in a bowling alley
    - Fantastically camped up even from the last outing
    - New cast members shone
    - Some strong emotional points
    - Elton John repeatedly telling people to fuck off
    - Extremely well shot action scenes
    - Great soundtrack

    Cons:
    - The U.K is cooler than America
    - Jeff…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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    HoopTober, Film 9.

    Now THIS is pod-racing!

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is absolutely one of the finest horror films ever made. This low-budget 70s slasher with a reputation for gruesome violence completely subverted my expectations in regards to its ability to create terror while barely showing any on-screen gore whatsoever. Through perfect pacing, the slasher film three-act structure used to absolute perfection, and a murder weapon that became iconic through generations, this is a film that beats the odds to…

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  • Shimmer Lake

    Shimmer Lake

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    What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No. I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me, she tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say "no". We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada.…

  • Mistress America

    Mistress America

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    Delightful. A Baumbach-Gerwig screenplay is a millennial cinema nirvana. Consistently and thoroughly witty and heartfelt.