RSS feed for Hotin

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower


    Trite and vacuous. Character motivations and desires are painted on in broad, clumsy strokes. Dialogue is cringe-inducing. Watson’s shaky American accent detracts from her otherwise fine performance. Incompetently directed and edited.

    And yet, somehow, there are moments where everything works and you just *feel* it. All the flaws melt away and in those fleeting moments you were a part of that world. You feel his agony and desire for Sam, his gut-wrenching longing for her. And in those moments, you’re back in your own high school memories, as waves of stomach-turning nostalgia wash over you.

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


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

    I think I have a soft spot for bromances and Guy Ritchie’s distinctive styling because I enjoyed this film more than its reviews would suggest. Jared Harris plays an evil Prof. Moriarty splendidly, as did Stephen Fry with Mycroft.

    This is a straight bromance though; Irene Adler is dispensed of within the first 15 minutes, and Watson’s wife was literally thrown off a moving train. The only female presence for most of the film came from a gypsy woman named Simza. Viewers looking for equal representation of both sexes will be disappointed.

Popular reviews

  • The Hangover Part II

    The Hangover Part II


    For a comedy, it sure wasn’t funny. I don’t remember too much of the first Hangover, but it was by far the better of the two films.

  • Cars 2

    Cars 2


    Pixar's first flop. My friend and I sullenly sat through the second half of the film after feeling betrayed and disappointed by the animation gods.