Sam Brazil

I continuously used him as a human shield and then I threw him down the escalator.

I really like anthologies and kinetic stuff.

Favorite films

  • RoboCop
  • The Thing
  • Redline
  • Society

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    ★★

  • Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

    ★★½

  • M.F.A.

    ★★★

  • Red Rocket

    ★★★½

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  • M

    M

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge Film 11: 1930s

    The last movie we watched for this challenge was Speedy, and true to its name kineticism was everywhere. The characters moved, the camera moved, and the focus moved.

    This film is quite the opposite.

    Fritz Lang loves contrast, he loves strange alliances, but above all else Fritz Lang loves to linger. Everything moves like black molasses on white paper: it gleams while it creeps and crawls. It finishes entirely in its own time. Characters spend…

  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    ★★★★★

    There was an old article I read detailing the follies of early narrative cinema. I'm not sure of the title or author (you'll have to excuse me, I'm pretty sure I was a teenager at the time) but one of the central messages really stuck with me:

    In early cinema, cinematography didn't really exist. The closest storytelling performance medium was the theater. As such, many movies were filmed as if they were a play, and the camera was just the…

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

    ★★

    Is... is this transphobic? I don't think so because Angela isn't actually trans, she has been abused into presenting as a girl by an absolutely insane adult who used a vulnerable time to get the daughter she always wanted. But I'm not sure, because it ties trauma to gender expression to murder.

    You know you're old when you have a hard time telling between the campers and the counsellors because they all look like children.

  • Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

    Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

    ★★½

    My working class solidarity undercut the central kidnapping tension as soon as the lead lady started screaming repeatedly at the help (who was agreeing with her and helping her) to shut up and do what she said.

    Lady, I hope you and your insane stalker ex die and your baby gets raised by, like, a nice SF gay couple.

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  • Ali & Ava

    Ali & Ava

    ★★★★½

    How dare, how DARE they make me feel compassion for a landlord.

    I had a whole review planned but Radio got stuck in my head and I forgot it.

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    Quick note: I've seen (and liked) Kong: Skull Island but I haven't seen a single one of the other movies that led into this one. I don't think it really mattered.

    It's not rare for a movie to use up all its best ideas in the first part and then peter out. It's much less common for a movie to really annoy me at the beginning and redeem itself. I couldn't stand the opening twenty minutes. If anyone actually reads…