Some kind of critic.
Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
Black Widow 2021
Unexpectedly enjoyed large parts of this (mostly the family stuff!). The climax is basically PWSA with double the budget and half the skill. Contains some brain-meltingly bad Russian translations.
The Crazies 1973
A cast of wood shop teachers versus the post-Vietnam psychological apocalypse, with a fuzzy line separating viral madness from the regular variety. Looks and sounds distractingly cheap; as always, it’s a credit to Romero’s vision that it still manages to be this unsettling and funny. Harold Wayne Jones’s Clank might be my favorite performance in a Romero film, and the end credits song is unbearably good.
Mars Attacks! 1996
The Martians aren’t the bad guys. They destroyed the political class, the capitalists, the generals, and the media so that the Earth could be inherited by service and transit workers, blaxploitation icons, gamer teens, and Tom Jones.
The Village 2004
“How do you know he has feelings for me?”
“He never touches you.”