• Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★½

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”– George Santayana

    All right, this movie is a fucking masterpiece. 
    Maybe it isn’t perfect, but they did find little ways to make it better from the script and also have it end on more of a light note that makes you not wanna die as much as the original. 

    The acting in this is incredible and so is the cast. Maybe I would have chosen someone other than Elijah…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    This arthouse film is shot so beautifully. The colors and the 35mm grain ahh so refreshing. I love the shot composition and the lighting/shadows as well as the gore and the hanging scene. The location they got is also incredible, the stained glass ceilings and red carpet flooring.

    The story is also so simplistic, but everything is set up so well and the execution is great in my eyes.

    The soundtrack is amazing.

    1977 is just such a good fucking year for film.

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★½

    An interesting commentary on television broadcasting sex and violence.
    Very surreal and intriguing and hard to wrap your head around occasionally.

    The body horror is my favorite part, especially when James Woods has the gun infused into his hand. It feels very fresh and unnerving.

    Next to that, the dream sequences are well done and uncanny and definitely the kind of film I wanna see.

  • The Ring

    The Ring

    ★★★½

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

    I love this movie and I grew up with it, so it may be one of the horror films that got me into the genre. Sadly upon re-watch, some things are cheesy or just laughable with the execution.

    I love Naomi Watts so much and every Lynch project she's in. She does not disappoint.

    The emo film bro-esque quick cut sequences of the tape really bring me in and remind me of Fincher and his Se7en intro. It feels experimental…

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★½

    Not what I expected nor where I wanted it to go.
    I love the cast and the acting, but I wished the story went down a bit of a different path in the last act.

    R.I.P Anton Yelchin

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    This movie blows. It's slow, boring, and stays on the same note the entire time.
    Great cast tho

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Wawaweewa! 

    This really isn’t my thing so I’m not really into it. There’s some decent commentary but the film didn’t pick up until about halfway through for me.  

    Sacha Baron Cohen is very convincing as is Maria Bakalova

  • House of 1000 Corpses

    House of 1000 Corpses

    Rob Zombie's wife is such a bad actress.
    Sid is pretty much the only good thing about this ;(

  • Showbiz Kids

    Showbiz Kids

    ★★★

    A lot of good things in here that needed to be said, but this also dragged on a bit.

    I can't have a genuine film experience when there's a ped*phile on the screen.

    Kill Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer pls and ty.

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★½

    I feel like there are a lot of things that are a bit messy and glossed over just to keep the movie going.

    Like Chris Evans speaking to Song Kang-Ho with a translator for like one or two lines, and then the film exempting the translator during his monologue.

    Placements of train cars was a little iffy.

    The casting is decent.

    Overall the film is pretty good and I like it as a story of finding new hope.

  • Swallow

    Swallow

    ★★★½

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

    The relationship between the two main characters is something that just feels very common within abusive film couples and it's a little monotonous at times with this.

    It really picks up over half-way through with the therapy session at 52 mins in. It gives you more of a character background that helps you understand her inner struggles as well as her compulsion.

    There are some things within the film that are pretty innovative, for example, the tinted red, white, and…

  • Milk

    Milk

    ★★★★

    Hell ya.

    Gus Van Sant is lit. (this is one of his less experimental films)

    I really wish we talked about more things like this, rather than just having it on the back burner. The only time I ever heard about queer cinema was at Emerson from the LGBTQ+ teachers and it's definitely something that deserves to be shared more.

    This shit hits hard because I never knew Harvey Milk was a person until 2008 when the film came out.…