Kevin MJ

Queer. Educator. Writer. Watcher of all genres. Co-host of Homos on Haunted Hill podcast (@hohhpodcast on Letterboxd)

Favorite films

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Psycho
  • Harold and Maude
  • Election

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  • Notes on a Scandal

    ★★★★

  • Fatal Attraction

    ★★★★

  • Ticket to Paradise

    ★★★

  • Year One: A Political Odyssey

    ★★★

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  • Ticket to Paradise

    Ticket to Paradise

    ★★★

    I now understand why Universal hired Ol Parker to direct this. The plot is basically Mamma Mia! minus the song-and-dance numbers (i.e. wedding on an paradise island, mom reuniting with dad after years, etc.). Thankfully Julia Roberts and George Clooney still have chemistry galore. Sure, the paper thin story is cheesy and contrived. That's rom-coms. Most of the popular '90s and 2000s ones were very cheesy too in case some folks have forgotten. Tonally, this is a bit more mellow and subdued than many of those were, but that's the pandemic-depressed environment we live in today.

  • Sick

    Sick

    ★★★

    Sick is more of a bloody, by-the-book home invasion thriller than a 'Kevin Williamson slasher movie' as was advertised. Suspense comes and goes, and the cinematography is relatively flat. Cool that K.W. co-wrote it, but character development is noticeably weak and there isn't much of an overall script to speak of until the last act. The 'big reveal' is pretty underwhelming and half-baked too unfortunately. Fine for a watch, but I now understand why this didn't get a theatrical release.…

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  • The Craft: Legacy

    The Craft: Legacy

    ★★

    Despite some decent performances, there is virtually no tension or conflict in this film. I get that they were trying to buck the 'girls-vs-girls' trope from the original. However, the new antagonist introduced here is underdeveloped, and nearly all the 'action' in the film occurs in the last 10-15 minutes. As a result, it's a pretty 'nothing' movie with very low stakes and energy. The main characters are also superficial and one-dimensional (we learn basically nothing about them as individuals).…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    Did humans write this? I acknowledge it's a slasher movie, and there are plenty of dumb-fun slashers with awful scripts. This isn't one of them. Even though I wasn't a fan of Halloween 2018, that film at least attempted to incorporate some character beats and bits of dialogue. This didn't even bother. It was just a bunch of hollow characters standing around making fan-servicey callbacks and/or mindlessly pontificating like they were in a community theatre production of Macbeth. I don't…