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Big-time film nerd, but bigger cat lover (and owner) first and foremost. 17.

Favorite films

  • Brazil
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Her
  • Parasite

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  • Mystic River

    ★★★

  • Risky Business

    ★★★½

  • Lady in the Water

  • Taken

    ★★

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  • Lady in the Water

    Lady in the Water

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

    Watched w/ YMS Commentary.

    Believe it or not, this and The Village are the only M. Night films I've (currently) ever seen. It's been a while since I last watched the former, but although some parts of it were definitely better than others, it never came as close to simultaneously boring and irritating me as this. I wouldn't even really call it "funny-bad"; it's just one tedious, convoluted first act that led to some half-formed attempts at action, then ended.…

  • Killer Bean Forever

    Killer Bean Forever

    ★★★★★

    Watched w/ YMS Commentary. Official 4K upload of full movie here. Lower-quality version w/ director's commentary here.

    Coffee is a language in itself.
    - Jackie Chan

    Funny. Thrilling. Unique. Intense. Powerful. Heartwrenching. Epic. Profound. There are only some of the words with which to describe this animated masterpiece that cannot be beaten, nor ever will be. Hayao Miyazaki and Walt Disney collectively weep whenever laying eyes upon- OK, I'll stop now.

    For real, giving this movie (yes, it's objectively a…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Hollywood has not been shy in taking on Stephen King. From Carrie to Children of the Corn, from Gerald’s Game to The Green Mile, and from The Dark Tower to The Dead Zone, they’ve been turning his most famous (and even most obscure) works of fiction into big-budget blockbusters for decades now. The Shining, despite also being a (relatively) big-budget Stephen King adaptation, was different, though.

    Instead of gory, schlocky ‘80s cheese, director and co-writer Stanley Kubrick went for real…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

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

    I started school again pretty recently, and have been trying to adjust to that for a little while, so that's why my I'm Thinking of Ending Things review is taking way too long to come out. It should be online in the next few days or so, and my Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review should be done by September 27 (next Sunday) [NOTE: NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS HAPPENED, AND THE ETERNAL SUNSHINE REVIEW WAS NEVER COMPLETED. OH WELL]…