• The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem

    Every now and then I feel the need to revisit this film in the hopes that it will be better than I remember and finally click with me. Hey, it worked for Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, which took a few tries but I now consider to be an excellent film. 

    But we’re not there with The Lords of Salem. 

    The opening is cool enough. Sheri Moon as a DJ, waking up late, living in a cool apartment in Massachusetts. It’s…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I’m less interested in your theories and analysis than I am in the vibe. One of the great films of my lifetime. A masterpiece.

  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    An excellent sense of time and place, immaculately crafted, building towards an iconic conclusion that works better than 99.9% of horror endings. Does not rely on blood & guts or violence or jump scares, just building dread and the growing realization that you might in fact be the fool all along. 

    Absolutely hilarious how much of the trivia surrounding this film involves Britt Ekland - from her trashing the filming locations to her voice being dubbed to her body double to Rod Stewart trying to block the release of the film.

  • Blown Away

    Blown Away

    This is an instant classic and I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before.

    Several legitimate spit-take moments and lines of dialogue. Just an incredibly terrible, ultra-sleazy piece of early 90s nostalgia starring both Coreys and Nicole Eggert.

    Loads of sex and nudity, almost no sign of real acting or believability, a story that is so stupid that I couldn’t help but love every second of it and a truly unforgettable ending. The fact that this film exists is a real treat and I just know that I will be revisiting it repeatedly in the future.

    Outstanding.

  • Mr. Majestyk

    Mr. Majestyk

    Y’know what we got here? Motherfuckin’ Charlie Bronson. Mr. Majestyk.

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Jealous of people who still get to watch this for the first time

  • Never Talk to Strangers

    Never Talk to Strangers

    An absolutely laughable ending to a reasonably decent, steamy little 90s thriller. De Mornay is always underrated. Bring on the De Mornaissance!

  • At Close Range

    At Close Range

    This movie is legit and it honestly feels like a huge influence on Sean Penn’s career moving forward - both as an actor and as a filmmaker. It’s tense and gritty, ultimately entirely dark and unhappy. Being based on a true story is the sucker punch that gets you in the end.

    Oh and absolutely ludicrous to have Madonna playing over the closing shot/credits. An outrageous and hilarious decision.

  • Pacific Heights

    Pacific Heights

    Melanie Griffith may have the hottest voice of all time

  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing

    Dark. But I think most people can relate to at least some of it on some level. Sometimes the person you are addicted to is terrible for you. It’s pretty simple, but it happens all the time. Jealousy. Lust. Obsession. Bad intentions and bad decisions. 

    I’ve watched a lot of Roeg’s films this year and even the stuff that doesn’t work perfectly is still fascinating in some way, but BAD TIMING is the film that reminds me the most of…

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    MJ with the perfect “what the fuck is this shit?” expression when Gwen kisses Spider-Man

  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★★★

    With each viewing the fantasy grows larger and more absurd. As you age, you can more clearly see Tarantino’s wish fulfillment projected onto both Alabama and Clarence and realize that none of it could ever really be real. But that doesn’t make it any less fun to watch. Sometimes movies are just a dream and nothing more. 

    Patricia Arquette, hotter than the asphalt on the Fourth of July, is incredible in TRUE ROMANCE, whether you consider her a variation of…