Yasha Tovah has written 77 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Daybreakers

    Daybreakers

    this movie sucks, but it deserves credit for making Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, two legitimately skilled and respectable actors, just be fucking weird

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    The real crime here isn't the bank robbing, it's how hot Al Pacino is. It's illegal to be both that Italian and that attractive

  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

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

    I first saw this movie as a child, and I mentally filed it as one of those fuzzy memories that no one ever seems to share- more likely a dream that I mixed up with real life.

    Rediscovering it as an adult is wonderful. Jodie Foster's performance, especially for her age, is remarkably gritty. She grounds Rynn in reality, only for that reality to be subverted by the uncanny nature of her situation. Martin Sheen is almost unbearably creepy, he's…

  • The Last Exorcism

    The Last Exorcism

    A really solid and fun found footage horror ruined by the inconceivably stupid last ten minutes of the film.

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    ★★★★½

    I've never cried so much in a movie before. One of those things where I can acknowledge that it's flawed, but it appeals so specifically to my vulernable sensibilities that none of those flaws bother me.

  • Joshua

    Joshua

    I went into this movie expecting something dumb and schlocky, and got the exact opposite. The script creates a really engaging and tense family dynamic, further amplified by Vera Farmiga and Sam Rockwell's compelling performances. And aside from the antagonizing little boy, this is one of the most realistic and darkly funny portrayals of marriage and parenthood I've seen, and easily the best portrayal I've seen of postpartum depression. This isn't horror, it's a drama that stressed me out to the extreme.

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    this movie put way more money into costume design than special effects, which just feels weird. also pretty sure toni collete is trapped there against her will

  • The Super

    The Super

    the child actors put on much better performances than whatever the hell val kilmer was doing. also the dubbing is really messed up

  • Creep 2

    Creep 2

    this is meant to be a horror movie but it's genuinely really funny. also there is full frontal dick for absolutely no reason. comedy genius

  • Girl on the Third Floor

    Girl on the Third Floor

    A professional wrestler is terrified of cum for an hour and a half.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    is this movie dumb? yes. did i have an incredible amount of fun watching it? also yes.

  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    Wow. She'd peed herself. You're sooooo edgy.