disneydreamdiary has written 20 reviews for films rated .

  • The Sword in the Stone

    The Sword in the Stone

    Appropriate that Disney's decline should start the same way it will probably end: not with a bang but a dire elevation of the Tech Nerd and his impending cultural hegemony. Arthur in this is basically Mark Zuckerberg and his crowning heralds Star Wars, capeshit and the subsequent death of culture sorry for catastrophizing but I'm right.

  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

    Maybe just due to its (admittedly tenuous) proximity to Gantz but I always love the "civilians get laser tag training and then have to fight aliens" concept that this movie indulges for like half and hour, albeit poorly. After that it just devolves into every other cliche without much in the way of inspiration.

    Movies have been cringe for a while now but it's becoming plainly obvious how fast the coof has accelerated their decline.

  • Marnie

    Marnie

    Trauma, I guess along with empathy, has become a bit of a sacred cow in film discourse over the last decade or so and probably longer. This isn't an issue in itself because empathy is sacred and comes naturally from adept storytelling, and so many horrific events: like Thomas Hardy witnessing a public execution, or Lynch's encounter with an ostensible rape victim, or Nobuhiko Obayashi's hometown being obliterated, or Miyazaki's childhood flight to the countryside with his sick mother, or…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    I would have left this on the Extinction Party page because I don't like writing long negative reviews anymore but that's gone so apologies to anyone who liked this.

    Cyberutopianism peaked with Final Fantasy XI. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Where social media including Letterboxd but especially twitter are competitive, Final Fantasy XI was too hard to play by yourself (compared to Web 2.0, Vana'diel felt like unfiltered cyberspace), and so rewarded collaboration. Coincidentally this made it the best…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    This is so sad can we get 50 Oscar nominations.

  • The Trouble with Being Born

    The Trouble with Being Born

    The Trouble with Being Bored

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

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

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    Whenever porn as it's traditionally marketed toward young androphilic women hits mainstream culture, it seems it's always either subject to peerless ridicule (Twilight), or mistaken for unisexual adventure stories (The Hunger Games), or completely sweeps at the Academy Awards (Gone with the Wind, Titanic). James Cameron is not often recognized as one of the few contemporary masters of women's cinema, but then I don't exactly know what else one would call such works as Terminator, Aliens, or Titanic besides emblems…

  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    Premodern master craftsman: spent twilight years in workshops and studios mentoring apprentices and journeymen in honing their trades for eventual production of masterpieces and application to the guild.

    Postmodern master craftsman:

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    Switch the second syllables in Robert Eggers' name and what to you get?

    That's right, Rogers Egbert.

    Now, Egbert is a near-anagram to Egret, which is a bird of prey similar to a seagull or, dare I say, a raven. What 2015 movie distributed by A24 prominently featured a raven?

    That's right, The UwUitch.

    Now, The UwUitch was about witches and goats, while The Lighthouse is about mermaids, cum, lobsters and the ocean. What movie has all six of these…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    Green is not a creative color.

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Even if the suits hadn't ostensibly wrestled authorship away from Gray and shoehorned the angsty tryhard voice-over narration on top of the already disenchantingly cheesy B-movie dialogue, Ad Astra would still probably be the most prosaic and tedious allegory for the death of God I've ever seen.

    It does not even make the slightest bit of sense that the nonexistence of extraterrestrial life would be that much more of a cosmically horrifying or damning prospect than its existence could be,…