• Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    I've been putting off watching this film for so many years without any specific reason. Tonight was the night I decided that it's time. Wasn't disappointed, but definitely needed some more scenes involving Cenobites and their intricate tortures, because wow... the character design! Even nowadays you would rarely see something so outlandish in horror cinema. The only similar artist that comes to mind is Robert Morgan and his claymation.
    Overall, great film. Wish I watched in Full HD and not a grainy web player version though, because it stripped the film of some of its charm.

  • Honeydew

    Honeydew

    ★★★

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

    while being cute aesthetically, this film doesn't bring anything new to the table, and it's ok, that isn't necessary. the goals it set in the beginning were met — creepy old woman turned out to be evil, no happy end, mutilated Lena Dunham in a wooden box (????)... well i kinda wanted there to be a wicked twist, cannot lie.
    although the theme of the poisonous fungi set in the beginning didn't really have an explanation in the end, and…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★★

    it's camp. Shyamalan gives absolutely NO fucks about what kind of movie he makes. had a good laugh with my friends at the cinema, 100% recommend if u have someone to go see it with

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    my God it's bad. as someone with so many connections in the artsy fartsy world, Dasha Nekrasova could actually use them to make this mess better (and actually have like.. a plot)
    miss girl wanted to make her own private Suspiria but failed miserably — the only good actor in this was Anna Khachiyan playing Ghislaine for 3 seconds. god i'm angry i wasted an hour and 20 mins on this. even if she wanted to make it camp she only succeeded at creating cringe. ew

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★

    rewatched it yesterday for like the fourth time and fell asleep during the last third of the film, not because it's boring but because i was tired. great movie, Lynch is a genius, and there even are black people in this (a rarity for Lynch)

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★

    Yeah, well... I couldn't find time for this movie since what? 2014? Really? That was a long time ago, jeez. I also never read anything about it, only saw snapshots here and there.
    And now I finally did watch it and it turned out to be a movie about Hollywood actors and how they're fading into oblivion. No wonder it won "Best Picture" in 2015 because the jury probably thought it was oh-so-relatable.
    Through all those years I thought this…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★½

    A somewhat metaphorical tale about the God Called Money and how He devoured Christian America and began His reign.
    Daniel Day-Lewis is terrifyingly good in this, Paul Dano's character's meek and distant demeanour also leaves an eerie but pleasant aftertaste. They make a good tandem in this. 
    On the flip side, this is a very American tale, and as a non-American I could give two shits about it. Could've been at least half an hour shorter — the build-up to…

  • Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★★★

    I really love the feel that the late 90s/early 00s movies bring. The fuzzy analogue graininess of the film, the muted colour palette, the overall softness and subtleness. Timid attempts at CGI, so naive compared to contemporary advancement, and yet so much more comforting.

    Still in disbelief that Y2K didn't happen, learning to overcome the fear of computers and trying to make sense of the new and mysterious force that is the Internet - intruding more and more into the…

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★

    Well... Religiousness is a disease. Get well soon!

    Cannot say this movie brings anything new to the table. Liked the nod to William Blake (but then again, this is a reference that has been said and done many many times throughout pop culture... Yes, Hannibal Lecter says hello).

    The score is good, but that's a common case with these "post-horror" films. Acting is also really good - you can't help but feel this mix of repulsion, compassion and even fear…

  • Nocturne

    Nocturne

    ★★★

    Pros of this film:
    • Sydney Sweeney's performance
    • Soundtrack by Gazelle Twin (and sound design in general)
    • The sorta powerful last scene

    Cons:
    • Everything else, starting from underdeveloped and unclear mythology, which is like the main plot driving factor, to unrealistically portrayed teenagers, talking like they came out of a cereal commercial (who the hell calls their twin "wombie").