Amy (2015)

The format of primarily home movies with a little narration is my least favorite music doc format so it loses some points there but the story itself is really good.
June 4, 2020

Danger: Diabolik (1968)

Stylish and very 60's cool in aesthetic but also borderline incomprehensible in the editing and way it tells it's story. Style over substance, but oh so much style that it's a positive viewing experience overall.
May 31, 2020

eXistenZ (1999)

Up until the end I found it interesting but ultimately the zealotry of the main character was a little distancing but the last 5 minutes reframes the whole thing and really worked for me.
May 22, 2020

Mad Max 2 (1981)

Based on the internal logic set out by the first one this comes across a little implausible that society broke down THIS much in the short time between 1 and 2 but it's pretty good on its own.
May 19, 2020

Mad Max (1979)

Less post apocalyptic than I remember, more like near future shit show but they still had working television, lounges, hospitals and courts. Revisiting the sequel will be interesting as I remember that as being very post apocalyptic.
May 18, 2020

Death House (2018)

This is a movie saved by the large number of horror luminary cameos. Otherwise it is nonsense masquerading as something more than it is while being poorly directed and looking as cheap as a 90's late night soft core tv skin flick.
October 30, 2019

Street Trash (1987)

Troma level trash. Not for the casual bad movie fan. Considered a black comedy horror but I struggle to recognize what I saw here as any kind of comedy other than puerile or amateurish. A bunch of unlikable people you just wish would melt.
October 21, 2019

Us (0)

Us (2019) A premise that stands up to exactly 0 scrutiny coupled with a twist you can see coming from space really hurts this film. It really only works on a surface level. If you aren't trying for deepness that is fine, but if you try for importance and fail it is so much worse,
October 6, 2019

The Post (2017)

Classical dramatic storytelling in that prestige picture genre. It is not a revelation or anything, but Spielberg, Streep and Hanks are pretty much incapable of fucking up this kind of movie.
August 29, 2019

The Room (2003)

If we're being honestly critical, sub porn level acting, scripting and directing. Fucking terrible, but nobody watches The Room expecting actual quality. Any points it gets are purely on the bad movie enjoyment scale. On technical merits it deserves a 0.
August 27, 2019

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

The people behind this film definitely watched Blade Runner because the visual palette reeks of it. Move past the fact that it is ScarJo and not an Asian actress and you get a decent sci fi film. Never saw the anime so not comparing it.
August 26, 2019

The FP (2011)

It amuses me but it won't be for all tastes. It's a low budget riff on 80's tropes. It's like Bloodsport by way of the Karate Kid but in a "fear of a punk planet" setting world where Dance Dance Revolution is just how shit gets settled, son.
August 26, 2019

Crimson Peak (2015)

Intentionally paced, Del Toro once again goes down the violent original fairy tale route. When you acknowledge something as a fairy tale it does make some of the logic easier to take. Just make sure you enter into it with that frame of mind.
June 18, 2019

The Shape of Water (2017)

Del Toro is always on point with the visuals. There are a couple of points I have to admit I thought were a touch sloppy, story wise, but overall it as Del Toros usual way of making a violent "modern" fairy tale that charms.
June 18, 2019

Moana (2016)

What exactly is wrong with me when my favorite character is a chicken with no lines whose pure stupidity made me giggle every time. This is a really fun movie though.
April 7, 2019

Assassination Nation (2018)

I'm not going to hold the predictably stupid final line against what is otherwise an entertaining, if at times heavy handed in it's messaging, movie. A little more of what the last 20 minutes gave us throughout would have been appreciated though.
March 21, 2019

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Yup, Pixar knows what it is doing since, once again, it takes a Randian philosophy that would be aggravating under any other circumstances and manage to turn out a great animated film... again.
February 11, 2019

Ready Player One (2018)

Nostalgia reference hey remember that the movie. Also, the guy everyone worships is amazingly unlikable and would be awful to be around. Otherwise I quote enjoyed it. It's got the Spielberg hallmarks
February 8, 2019

Ichi the Killer (2001)

It has been too long to be truly honest about my thoughts, since I probably haven't watched this in 15 years, buy my memories are pretty sure that I thought it relied too much on being bizarre for differences sake and yet it still manage to be pretty kick ass.
January 6, 2019

A Deadly Adoption (2015)

The joke is more the presence of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig in a Lifetime movie than anything that happens during the film as they play it straight for 98% of this tv film. One of the most meta jokes ever and enjoyment will vary based on that fact more than any other.
January 6, 2019