goodhunterabbie has written 10 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Chimes at Midnight

    Chimes at Midnight

    I feel like this film is probably definitive evidence that no movie should be longer than two hours (I say as someone who loves quite a few three-hour movies). Orson folded both parts of Henry IV and bits and pieces of three other plays into one two-hour movie and in doing so made one of the best Shakespeare films ever. Bad Times at the El Royale had to be 140 minutes why, exactly?

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★½

    Grandma Turner? The Midnight Caller? True Grit Cinematic Universe confirmed.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    People will say this is a slow-burn with timely themes when it's really just a completely self-serious, monochrome bore that plods on for 150 minutes (!) and tries to connect the ridiculous campiness of the original with Big Themes of the Holocaust and guilt and it's just fucking insufferable. It's a "prestige" horror movie that's embarrassed to be a horror movie. I'm not even a huge fan of the original, but Argento knew EXACTLY what he was making and just…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★½

    Has there ever been a bigger power move than spending over five minutes of your slasher movie pointing the camera at a TV playing The Thing, then remaking The Thing four years later and giving birth to the greatest horror film of all time like a boss?

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    Extended cut.

    In the last 72 hours, I've rewatched Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life twice. The first rewatch was my fifth viewing of the theatrical cut. The second was my first viewing of the just-released extended cut, which adds nearly an hour of footage and forms what Malick has called not an expanded film but a new film.

    One of my favorite moments of the theatrical cut (one that was, unfortunately and in my mind inexplicably, altered for the extended cut)…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    I suffered so much secondhand embarrassment watching this that I quite literally chewed through my glasses.

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    Mamet and Sorkin found dead in Miami.

  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    ★★★★

    The Assassination of Bill by the Coward Uma Thurman.

  • Proud Mary

    Proud Mary

    The only adequate descriptor for the editing in this thing is "nightmarish".

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

    Started this rewatch with a persistently irritating cold and by the time the credits rolled it had progressed to full-on dizziness and fever, which is absolutely fitting.