• Titane

    Titane

    ★½

    Palm D'our 2021 Winner huh? Considered for the Foreign Film Academy Award nomination for France huh? People... Really gravitating towards this huh?

    OK. I'll try not to be a smartass or anything here. Because it seems many people (many of which are mutual friends of mine here and other places) are really digging this film and those who haven't seen it yet are excited to see it. And I don't want to taint any of their perceptions before they go…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    The respect and love Villenuve and the staff have for the original book of Frank Herbert’s Dune is palpable here.

    Really bringing the Atreides, Harkonnens and other around Arrakis and the surrounding world to cinema in a way that I can only compare to a level of craft and detail to Peter Jackson and his team on The Lord of the Rings.

    From the intricate lexicon of its characters and their language, the politics of the world, touching on many…

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    5000th Film

    Once again, shout out to Letterboxd for adding anime and other things to increase my count of things to log to lead me to my 5000th film. And I think I chose a perfect film to user that in with Manhunter.

    Michael Mann truly has grown to be an absolute favorite director of mine. With his stylish approach, sense of brilliant pacing, and understanding of his characters and their intricacies to make truly engaging works of cinema. And…

  • Faces of Death
  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    ★★★★½

    I think most of us would be cool with being brutally murdered if it had done giallo style. Visually striking, with a sick ass mystery to it, and horrifying on many levels. Deep Red is proof of that.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    Well it may certainly have the strong air of one of those middle of franchise sequels that is set up for another field later down the line, Halloween Kills does offers enough kills and thrills to make it a decent albeit underwhelming entry into the Michael Meyers slasher saga. THanks in parts to it's drag heeled pacing, dumbing down of many of it's characters, and a ballsy albeit lame ending i shan't spoil here. Hopefully Halloween Ends can pick up the pieces and offer something better.

    Mariah Carey can have Christmas. Because Halloween is for my queen Jamie Lee Curtis.

  • Schlock

    Schlock

    ★★★

    John Landis 🤝 John Carpenter 

    Kicking off your film career with a low budget film that in someway satirizes 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • The Devil

    The Devil

    ★★★★½

    Andrzej Żuławski is Ari Aster for those who are cultured.

  • Village of the Damned

    Village of the Damned

    ★★★

    Feel like this is one of those remakes that gets a little bit of a worse rap than it actually deserves. 

    I can for sure see why people would compare this to the original and note the staunch differences between both of them. I actually really dug the pathos injected into this one versus the original. Truly investing us with the human characters in the adult children dynamic of the story. 

    I do miss the Erie ambience and minimalist execution…

  • Village of the Damned

    Village of the Damned

    ★★★★

    The chilling atmosphere and performances really are the film’s mvps here. Elevating this quaint sci-fi feature to higher heights.

  • The Masque of the Red Death

    The Masque of the Red Death

    ★★★★

    As wild as Prospero's satanic depravity parties were, they lacked any cats for introverts like myself to interact with to avoid conversation with party guests.

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    One of the most critically acclaimed projects from Netflix!”
    No. 1 on Netflix”
    Don’t miss Squid Game!”

    Me: Yeah it’s pretty good.

    Proof that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. But spinning it well in your own way works!