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  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

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    This film is a cyberpunk fever dream and I refuse to apologize for loving it. Its surprisingly cohesive worldbuilding gives this dystopic nightmare a tangible feel, full of fungus and grime and garbage. A piss-poor adaptation, sure, but as bold as any studio will ever release for a video game adaptation in our lifetimes.

  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

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    Hooptober 4.0 10/31

    While the first Hellraiser film was a fairly low scale, self-contained piece of horror, its coda and antagonists hinted at a much larger world - one that is brought about in the gruesome sequel, Hellbound. This sequel picks up right where the first left off, and though it spends an unfortunate amount of time giving us a play-by-play of the events of the first film, what it accomplishes in terms of mythic worldbuilding and gruesome body horror…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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    "They blow you up today, you can blow them up tomorrow. It's just business."

    How do we feel about one of the most divisive movies of all time, two years after its release?

    Let's avoid specifics. TLJ haters online always get caught up in the specifics. I'm not here for the details, I'm here for the general mood. The Star Wars franchise has always been one about evoking a certain sort of feeling. Lucas set out to create a modernized…

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

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    Hooptober 6 11/31

    Not only a fantastic adaptation of Leroux's story, but a terrific demonstration of silent-era craftsmanship. Aside from the literal technology used to capture the picture, this is as good or better than a lot of big budget films today. The makeup effects hold up so well it's almost unbelievable, and the set designs themselves are astounding. Then you have to costuming to consider; Chaney as the phantom striding into the masquerade with a resplendent red gown and…

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  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

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    Everyone knows that Titanic was two VHS tapes, not one.

  • Alien

    Alien

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    Hooptober 28/31

    Film 3/3 from director Ridley Scott

    Well, this is it. I’ve been putting off this review for a while. I’ve seen it a few times since joining Letterboxd. I have a tiny little review of it that I posted early. It’s one of the few films I have rated at 5 stars, and will likely always sit in my top 4 on my profile. It is a defining film for me; not just in my tastes, but how…