• 7 Men from Now

    7 Men from Now

    ★★★★★

    Another home run from Boetticher, Scott, and company, dealing with a Fargo box full of the same themes as Ride Lonesome, namely: a lone man pursuing outlaws more in the name of vengeance than justice, two assistant riders to the lone man-both of ambiguous moral leanings, and a whole wagon-full of wife-coveting. This one is the slightly darker of the two, and probably why I like it a tiny bit more. There's also that 3rd Act reveal/twist that completely knocked…

  • Aparajito

    Aparajito

    ★★★★½

    Don't ever go to college

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    "You know, my child, for the good of our Lord, the Church was always on the side of the strong."

    walk into the jungle and never come back

  • House of Wax

    House of Wax

    ★★★½

    These mfs were listening to Deftones, Disturbed, and....Interpol(??) all in the first 10 minutes; certainly not like any Southern college kids I ever knew. At this point, we, as a society, were probably reaching the apex of Paris Fever, in both notoriety and infamy, and the very obvious attempt to sexualize her in one particular scene, while also giving her the MOST gruesome (and protracted) death feels like some kind of half-ass commentary by the filmmakers that someone should write an intelligent essay on and it definitely shouldn't be some dumbass like me. The Goop at the end though-masterful.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    "Son of a bitch can eat flour and shit cupcakes."

    Was thinking this was going to be in the mold of a Hong Kong/Woo type-actioner and while the action does frequently go to those places, the humor and jokes are more in the Jackie Chan style than anything else. Actually, I take that back, the humor gets downright Bill & Ted or Wayne's World at times, almost overtaking the setpieces and making you forget it's supposed to be an R-rated action…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    The guy next to me audibly said "oh, HELLO" when Ana de Armas first turned around in that dress.

  • Cobra Verde

    Cobra Verde

    ★★★★

    Burn

  • Woyzeck

    Woyzeck

    ★★★½

    This happened to my buddy Einrich

  • Rapture

    Rapture

    ★★★★

    Finally, FINALLY we get a treatment for MR. BOOP: THE MOTION PICTURE

  • Ride Lonesome

    Ride Lonesome

    ★★★★½

    "I'd hunt you for free"

    Unforgiven

  • The Curse of Frankenstein

    The Curse of Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    In the scene where Peter Cushing is talking to The Monster like it's a dog, Christopher Lee is making the exact same faces as Clifford in the "Look at me like a human boy!" scene.

  • Ghost in the Machine

    Ghost in the Machine

    ★★★½

    Stupid and probably bad, but some gnarly kills and the unchecked hubris of a massively horny teenager make for a pretty entertaining 90 minutes. Can’t get over the shamelessly appropriative clothing choices of this kid or his unearned swagger in flirting with older women, perpetually thwarted by his imposing mom, Karen Allen. And speaking of, having Jessica Walter play her mother seems like a dream matchup but we get precious little screen time from Lucille Bluth, which has to knock…