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  • Mandy



    The first 55-minutes or so of Panos Cosmatos' Mandy is a vivid display of some of the very worst filmmaking of the decade, by far.

    The dialogue is atrocious, and plays like it was written by a 16-year-old who's, like, 'Soooooooo into horror, dude. Zombie's one of the best director's ever. F*ck yeah, Blumhouse!!' The psychedelic effects and cinematography are hokey, and never convey any of the delirium they're so desperately looking to. Cosmatos is so damn pleased with himself,…

  • Hearts Beat Loud

    Hearts Beat Loud


    The scenes where Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons are creating music - or talking about music, or performing their music - are quite fantastic. Sadly, the rest of the film feels like it’s missing some key character moments for the events to be as complete as they should be.

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  • Unfriended



    I honestly don’t quite know whether this is some sort of millennial masterpiece or a steaming pile of shit.

    I do know that I (briefly) felt compelled to write quite a long piece on this film, and that, while watching, I was enjoying whatever it is I was given.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant


    "No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams."

    Michael Fassbender should get a nomination for this. He won't, but he should. He's so fucking good.

    Outside a handful of problems (mostly some minor pacing issues in the second act, but also some minor horror movie clichés here or there), I loved every second of this film. Fassbender's just a wicked delight, the production design is amazing, and Ridley Scott manages to build up a great deal of tension and dread throughout the film's fairly basic, familiar story arc.