Cory has written 25 reviews for films during 2022.

  • The Mothman Prophecies

    The Mothman Prophecies

    ★★

    A rather forgettable but tasteful drama thriller centered around a West Virginia urban legend and real life tragedy.  I wasn’t a fan of the editing but that might just be because it’s a product of the early 2000s.  A lot of mid-tier action and thriller films from that time were edited like this.  The set pieces for the bridge collapse was neat though.  Oops, I mean - SPOILER ALERT for a 20 year old film that’s since been forgotten about…

  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

    ★★★

    I had forgotten most of this movie and mixed it up with Stir of Echoes in my memories.  It’s fine.  Moments of this are good, but it’s a little slow in parts.  Not a favorite of Cronenberg’s but far from a bad film.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

    Seeing this compared to Who Framed Roger Rabbit is somewhat of a slap in the face to the brilliance of that film, but that’s not to say there isn’t good things in this.  This film heavily reminded me of The Happytime Murders.  Some good jokes here and there, but a pretty average story and forgettable villain.  I feel like this is overhyped and overpraised, but it’s not a bad film.  Mostly forgettable with a few jokes that land.

    It also didn’t help that it took me about 5 watches to get through this since I kept falling asleep.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Third time seeing this in theaters.  The performances keep getting better and better with each viewing.  The dramatic moments hit the hardest on this viewing.  Bawled my ass off at Waymond saying “In another universe, I would’ve loved to do laundry and taxes with you”.  Ke Huy Quan was so good in this.  Not to mention Michelle Yeoh & Stephanie Hsu.  This is quickly becoming an all-time favorite for me.


    Edit: How the fuck could I forget to mention Jamie Lee Curtis?!  JLC is fantastic in this too!

  • Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    ★★★★

    I wouldn’t say I enjoyed this film, but what it does really well is depicts 7th grade life pretty well.  It’s brutal, honest, and darkly funny.

  • The Fugitive

    The Fugitive

    ★★★★

    The Fugitive is one of the best cat-and-mouse thrillers of the 90s.  Both lead performances are great, but Tommy Lee Jones shines as US Marshall Gerard.  The first 30-45 minutes of this film is so fun and thrilling, but it does begin to lose steam in the 3rd quarter before bringing it home with a great finale.  

    Extremely entertaining!

  • Häxan

    Häxan

    ★★★★

    I can’t believe that this was made 100 years ago.  The special effects and the makeup and costuming and props and puppetry and stop motion and animation are all incredible for its time.  This documentary was extremely interesting but also really well made and presented.  Also, the acting was really good too.  I wish there were more horror films like this - especially from this silent era.  What has survived are all creepy and fantastical and expressive and eerie.


    Two…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    I love the cinematography and the visuals.  I was surprised by how far they went with the horror elements.  I didn’t really care for the story though.  Having not seen either Wandavision nor the first Doctor Strange, there were things that weren’t explained very well for a person new to the Doctor Strange saga..

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    There are few movies that you can truly describe as magical.  This is one of them.  My only gripe has to do with all of the changes that have been made over the last 20 years.  Mind you, I’m talking about the post Special Edition changes (2004-today).  So many dumb edits and choices have been implemented that it almost ruins the experience anytime I revisit this.  Regardless, this movie is engrained in me.  I may not be the biggest Star Wars fan as a whole, but this film is truly special and is easily my favorite of the series.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

    Fun movie, awful title.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★

    About what you’d expect from a racing film based on true events.  That’s not a negative by the way.  It tells the story well and has great performances.  Good cinematography and it’s well edited.  It’s also just pretty standard for a biopic.  It doesn’t do anything overly unique in its storytelling or filmmaking. It just tells it’s story well and presents it well.  It doesn’t try to be anything more or anything less than it needs to be.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched - still enjoyed it.  Picked up a few jokes i didn’t catch the first time.  But despite this being one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a few years, I do feel it could be trimmed up a little more making it closer to 125-130 minutes instead of 140 minutes.  But that’s more of a nitpick than anything.

    On this watch, I appreciated the costuming, props and choreography a little more than my first viewing.  Definitely didn’t dislike…