• Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★½

    70% of this movie is either a flashback to previous films or a character talking about something that happened in a previous film so basically shit we already have a firm grasp of. The other 30% was Myers playing stabby stab with everyone in the town which saved the movie from being a complete waste of time for me. Dumb story, badass killing spree. I think that sums it up fairly.

    P.S: Jim Cummings has been typecast as the "cop"…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    No Time to Die is a gorgeous and very imperfect goodbye to Craig's iteration of the greatest spy in the world.

    No Time to Die takes on a familiar personality in the spy genre. The stakes are something you would expect to see in any other spy film but what makes this special is that this is the most emotional a Bond film has been. His swoonings over Lea Seydoux (which are understandable) are caught with seductive tension every time…

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★

    I went into this with no prior knowledge of the plot so when this film kamikazed me with all those awesome surprises, I was taken aback. For the first 30 minutes I thought it was some shitty quality student film but then it flips everything on its head and what was once a shitty quality student film with some neat camerawork, becomes an immensely clever comedy of errors with spectacular camera work. So if you plan on checking this one…

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★

    Chapelle peaked in the early 2000s but ever since his buff upgrade it just hasn't been the same. This has temporarily blown up because of another bit he did on trans people and I was more offended by the fact that it wasn't particularly funny. He's perfectly entitled to his opinions and shouldn't be cancelled but for a comedian he did a lot of Ted Talking. And it wasn't anything that hasn't been said before either. Some bits were pretty…

  • Tremors

    Tremors

    ★★★★

    I don't think it would be right to attribute the film's cult success to its campness and playfulness because Tremors is actually very well made and fantastically written. The pacing of Tremors is pinpoint perfect and the quality of the puppet work for the monsters was brilliant. An electric chemistry between all the actors didn't harm it either. This was such an easy and enjoyable film and probably deserves more accolades than it has already received.

    76%

  • The Brood

    The Brood

    ★★½

    I'm not sure if it was an intentional tactic to bore me through 75% of the film's runtime so the final scene hits harder, but that's what happened and it kinda worked...sorta. It pains me to say that because I have plenty of admiration for David Cronenberg and love the majority of his films but The Brood ranks rather low unfortunately. After the effective opening scene It's a lot of the main character wondering into rooms, partaking in various musings…

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★

    Korean entertainment tackling the issues of class disparity coupled with pent up anger blossoming into grand scenes of violence seem to be rather popular in the occident over the past few years. Wonder why....

    So generally out of stubbornness or possibly elitist narcissism I refuse to watch whatever series is currently "popular" with the kids nowadays but after all the social media buzz I watched it and my star rating tells the rest of the story. It's exploration of every…

  • Milk

    Milk

    ★★★

    An illuminating biopic on a figure that I was relatively ignorant of. I'd heard the name and understood his general importance but with regards to the details I was none the wiser. Sean Penn is stupendous in this role and his mobility in roles has been great considering he went from being a tough guy gangster type in Mystic River to an effeminate gay politician. Or maybe they're two sides of the same coin, who knows. Unfortunately the movie has…

  • Shadow of the Vampire

    Shadow of the Vampire

    ★★★★½

    This film has such a strange and meta concept but it is so fucking cool and I wish it was talked about more.

    It acts as an ode to the grand daddy of vampire films, Nosferatu, by imagining Schrek as a true immortal creature of the night that is hired by Murnau to give his vampiric depiction that extra stamp of authenticity. Not only does it pay respect to the original, but it pays respect to stone age filmmaking in…

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★★½

    Now maybe the fact that I haven't seen the original is tainting my view of this but honestly I liked it. The most obvious talking point here is Gyllenhall who is spectacular and has this seemless knack of drawing you in with his eyes and dilating your interest. Carrying a 90 minute film on your back is no minor feat and I hope he gets his recognition. Now what the film is guilty of (sorry) however is being a tad…

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★

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

    So I've decided to start horror month with something that's technically an action film but it still retains plenty of the classy genre defining horror elements that put it on the cinematic map so it counts in my mind.
    I watched Aliens when I was about 12 for the first time and haven't seen it since but it was cool to see certain moments and lines rev up the nostalgia engine. As with the first one, Aliens knocks the atmosphere…

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★

    It felt weird in the credits when it distinguished the movie as a "Shawn Levy film" when there is literally nothing distinguishing about it whatsoever. It didn't feel like anyone directed it. It's a conglomerate of business folk trying to throw as many references and pop culture nomenclature at you as humanely possible. And I am perfectly content with "turn your brain off" entertainment and have actually grown to appreciate it more as my life gets busier but not something…