disneydreamdiary has written 17 reviews for films rated ½ .

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    “It’s Time for You to Grow Up,” Declares Beloved Children’s Cartoon Director, Gives Self-Insert Character "Mommy GF" to Convey Maturity

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    Call Me By Your Name (2017): Boys are pretty.

    Suspiria (2018): Girls are ugly.

    What did noted gay director Luca Guadagnino mean by this?

  • Still Life (Betamale)

    Still Life (Betamale)

    Felt personally attacked by this.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Really liked that part of the Game Awards when the director of the worst movie of the year gave the worst game of the year the award for the best game of the year because it was trying to be a movie.

  • Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

    Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

    Post-internet aesthetics ranked:

    Luddite tier: Black Mirror, Blade Runner 2049, Jon Rafman, 2010s cyberpunk, Death Grips

    Good tier: creepypasta teen horror movies, net.art, vaporwave, drain gang, sewerslvt, Daniel Lopatin, James Ferraro

    Great tier: glitch, Y2K, superflat, Ryoji Ikeda, Ryan Trecartin, Chiaki J. Konaka, Kazunori Ito, Sweet Trip

    God tier:

    Elder God-tier: these KMMO anime promos from 15 years ago

  • High Life

    High Life

    "She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty." [1] [2]

    1. 2 Chainz. “Birthday Song ft. Kanye West.” Based on a T.R.U. Story, Def Jam Recordings, 2012.

    2. Denis, Claire, dir. High Life. Perfs. Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth. A24, 2019.

  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    The Coke PSA that played right before this was like a group of Hip Teens sitting down with their Coke™ Products to enjoy the sheer Magic of Cinema as visually conveyed by the Theater Itself transmogrifying into an Escapist Fairytale Landscape of Escape and it was so fucking funny that it made me lose my shit for about five minutes into Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe singin' about bread.

    Maybe the film isn't bad enough to warrant this score but…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    I mean, being seven was definitely fun, but, yeah, I’m good not redoing that year. The song is not really that serious. I don’t really want to go back to 1999.

    My second viewing of this film was in the proper context, between my baby boomer coworker and an entire bottle of wine, so needless to say my take this time is far more sober this time.

    Armond White, whom I admire, ultimately likes this movie because it alienates Tarantino's…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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

    La La Land for people who sit next to me in the theater and advertise that they know what a jump cut is.

    Edit:

    D. Lynch is an exponentially better filmmaker than Q. Tarantino. For, unlike Tarantino, D. Lynch knows that an act of violence in an American film has, through repetition and desensitization, lost the ability to refer to anything but itself.

    The trailer for Mulholland Drive played before the feature at my venue. I can easily forgive the…

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    I can't afford to think like that.

    It's difficult to critique without having seen the entire franchise, but The Hunger Games still feels incredibly confused to me. It's virtually a pornographic disempowerment fantasy a la Twilight, where every man either likes Katniss or wants to kill her, but then none of them are Edward Cullen-levels of beautiful and want to do both. It's ostensibly about how people who disregard the sanctity of life are intrinsically evil, but then neglects to…

  • Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai is the cinematic equivalent of that scene from Killer7: an emblem of Capital gets exploded, innocent hedonists die, ideologues cum (and later die), and you're reminded that "This... is real."

    It's unfair to dismiss another movie just by extensively quoting pomo media prophecy at it but ya here I go:

    How do things stand with the real event, then, if reality is everywhere infiltrated by images, virtuality and fiction? In the present case, we thought we had seen…

  • Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

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    Ya, think I'm done.

    Koji Morimoto and his studio wipe the floor with this ugly mocap nonsense and their stuff isn't even good.