payton has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★½

    I was super excited to watch this, but I feel like it was lacking something for me. Nothing really wowed me and it could be a bit predictable at times, but I enjoyed the concept overall. I enjoyed the way the ending was written and how it played out.

    I liked the cinematography, in particular how the scenes of distortion were shot and edited. The colors were also quite nice and high contrast was used to create ominous silhouettes that…

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★½

    Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed this, but I feel as though I wanted to like it a lot more than I actually did. As the film closed, I felt almost unfulfilled? I feel like this is one I will definitely have to revisit eventually in a fresh mindset.

    One aspect of the film that bothered me was how little the relationship between Bili's mom and Nai Nai was explored. I really wanted to learn more about the disconnect between…

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★★½

    I had no idea how much the Insidious series basically copied this entire movie until now.

    The beginning was a bit slow even for a horror movie but I enjoyed the tone that it set. There were certain lines where my friends and I said out loud "that's iconic" given this movie being such a cult classic at this point.

    Having seen Scary Movie 2 prior to watching this I couldn't help but laugh at certain parts because I knew how they were parodied in it.

  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★½

    Honestly I think I wanted to like this movie more than I actually did. Cinematography was great, the writing was very natural to the point where it felt as though I was intruding on intimate conversations at times.

    But what the FUCK was that scene?? Alexa Demie who put you up to this??

  • Swallow

    Swallow

    ★★★½

    it’s been a while since a movie has made me that physically uncomfortable, but in a good way??

    in summary: it’s like mother! (2017) meets my strange addiction