• Class of Nuke 'Em High 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid

    Class of Nuke 'Em High 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid

    Less inspired than the previous one, but still charming in its own Troma way. Mainly interesting because it explores the topic of rival twins, which Kaufman will revisit for Toxic Avenger as well. And because you can't help but love Brick Bronsky. Also, this marks the first appearance of Ron Jeremy in a Troma movie.

  • Class of Nuke 'Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown

    Class of Nuke 'Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown

    It starts like every Michael Bay movie should end, with non-stop deaths and explosions, a kaiju squirrel, and a blonde body-builder in a pink tank top who talks to his tape recorder like Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks (which would be the best gag if he didn't turn out to be our actual protagonist doing it all the time). Then it basically never slows down, with such an amount of silly/gross/genius ideas you would normally only find in Japanese movies…

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    So I've found out this is NOT one of the most famous movies in history. What happened? I mean, I knew it was a flop when it came out at the time because of production issues, but this didn't hurt The Thing, for instance. People caught up. What's wrong with this one? It's clearly Gilliam's best (except for Brazil).

  • Graffiti Bridge

    Graffiti Bridge

    I could understand Prince feeling bored with just replicating Purple Rain's minimalistic setting therefore trying to be more dreamy and meaningful (which of course doesn't work), but what's with that lazy ending after just half a ballad? Still, I've seen worse.

  • Johnny Be Good

    Johnny Be Good

    Anthony Michael Hall grows up, goes to the gym and tries to make you forget he was the quintessential nerd of the 80s by playing a football champion that can get girls without creepily tricking them. In the process, of course, he loses all his charm and charisma. So the best part of the movie is Robert Downey Jr. at his crying-for-attention mugging apex.

  • Under the Cherry Moon

    Under the Cherry Moon

    I was definitely expecting something weirder and more pretentious. Well it is weird and misguided, but it's a screwball comedy. Prince is of course a magnetic presence: he always dresses unconventionally, but you could put him in a room with lots of people dressed as weird as him and he would still stand out. He's the protagonist, a music/con artist who will learn to choose between money and love, but he is also basically the "manic pixie sexy dream boy"…

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    It's about this kid who had an abusive father who made his life a violent hell and also doomed him to inherit his toxic behaviour, but then he discovers he was secretly a composer so he learns to separate the artist from the man. Since literally every single song you hear in the movie is an absolute timeless masterpiece, it's tricky to argue.

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    Starts as a mystery, becomes a full blown sequel/remake of Thunder Road just some small exposition away to make it official, solves the mystery.

  • Revolver

    Revolver

    It's a nice try I guess, but couldn't find any reason to dive into Shyamalan/Lynch territory to say something that trivial.

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    It's about this guy that suffers a mental breakdown while you struggle to believe he had ever been sane and balanced in first place and I won't comment on the fact that he's a cop. Mostly an exercise in cringe for the sake of cringe.

  • The Jerk

    The Jerk

    Still an absurdist masterpiece to which, still today, a lot of comedies owe debt.

  • Suffer, Little Children

    Suffer, Little Children

    So this is literally a home movie shot in New Malden in 1983 with just the budget you need for a camcorder, a tripod (thank God) and a few bottles of blood. It's somehow sweet and cruel at the same time, with a fittingly crazy ending. It also goes to show that no budget doesn't mean it's Tommy Wiseau-level, some basic knowledge and common sense is free and if you're looking for unintentional laughs you'll find... well, maybe a few…