• Firestarter

    Firestarter

    Podcast & Blog: cinematicdoctrine.com/

    I think it's safe to say what wants to be done here and what actually happens are two wildly different things. The film even goes so far as to insert itself into the "superhero" genre, which is to no one's surprise considering the content of the film, and for all the criticism that genre gets for being made for babies, you can tell when a filmmaker is up to the task and when they're not. There are…

  • Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets

    Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets

    ★½

    Podcast & Blog: cinematicdoctrine.com/

    Watched during gym visits. Took since release till today to finish. Not particularly compelling, and only convinced me how happy I was to know there's no modern #gamergate movie on one of these streaming services. At least, I'm not aware of one.

    The more interesting subject matter is never covered. That subject matter being the psychology surrounding internet culture and cult-like community practices. Feels Good Man gets directly into this idea, as well as holds no punches…

  • Pass Thru

    Pass Thru

    ★½

    Podcast & Blog: cinematicdoctrine.com/

    Fateful Findings definitely has more to enjoy, but Pass Thru has a lot of wildly convoluted decisions that really blow my mind. Not even memeing. It's a really insane ride. And it's crazy to me that Breen has perfected fake blood to the point it triggers the "Someone's hurt!" part of my brain. I wonder if other movies make it look so fake because it looks better for the MPAA? Who knows?

    Pass Thru is definitely apocalyptic…

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

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    A blast! Peak camp. Conventionally, the jokes and gags would typically be considered too long, but they're handled so well and so creatively that they earn their length. Additionally, they never overstay their welcome and we're right into the next gag. Brilliant filmmaking! There really isn't anything like the Evil Dead trilogy!

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

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    Extremely fun! Laughed out loud several times, and extremely rewarding for a film that cleverly takes the "things we know!" approach to modern franchise film-making. It's like a love child between The Lego Batman Movie and The Nice Guys. I won't get into it much further because I had the pleasure of watching this with zero context. Everything was a surprise to me, so I suggest the same for you, too.

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★

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    I wish movies were fun again. Why can't movies be fun?

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

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    Great time! Don't really have time, though, to write a review. Someday in the future I will.

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★★½

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    Holiday rewatch. Black and White (as usual). Looks beautiful, just as funny, always gets me tense! What a thrill ride of a movie! Not just a favorite, but one of the best movies ever made, as far as I'm concerned!

    Will likely rewatch before the next F13 in color. Need me some blue and red jackets in my life again.

  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

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    This is WITHOUT A DOUBT the worst movie I have ever seen, and I have seen over a thousand movies. I've also, likely, seen over 100 terrible movies. Probably hundreds. Even so, I will confidently say that The Book of Henry is the worst movie I have ever seen... and it is just an absolute blast of a movie. Completely confounds the mind. Incomprehensible. Wholly bankrupt to the point it transfixes the senses. Every part of my…

  • FLATWOODS

    FLATWOODS

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    Functionally, this movie fares worse than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but just because it has a myriad of technical issues, I don't hate FLATWOODS by any means. Texas Chainsaw Massacre felt frustratingly hateful and deliriously unfun. FLATWOODS is merely innocently inept. It's a kid throwing rocks at birds high in a tree but not realizing it can't reach them quite yet. That's fine. In the end, it makes the movie far more enjoyable to watch because I can…

  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

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    Watched over the course of, I don't know, a month? Horrendously unfunny. Two scenes got laughs from me. One where a seriously charismatic actor advises everyone that they can stare longingly at one another, but not physically touch (proceeded by him showing what that looks like for 30 seconds) and a scene featuring James McAvoy that overstays its welcome, but its initial introduction got a genuine laugh from me.

    Otherwise, what a sloooooog of a film. 2h6m?…

  • Our Father

    Our Father

    ★★★½

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    One of the most uncomfortable, concerning, troubling narratives I've ever had the displeasure of experiencing, and all of its real. Our Father is unfortunately very simple: a twisted, spiritual man personally justifies non-aggressive sexual misconduct through a bastardized misinterpretation of Scripture. Like Jacoba decries, "Don't use my God to justify your actions!".

    I'm comfortably Christian, and routinely frustrated that many don't heed Paul's patient frustration in the epistles. Routinely, Paul calls out churches for permitting deeply sinful…