• The Last Matinee

    The Last Matinee

    ★★½

    Can someone tell me why the cinematography in this felt so... Off? Was it the lighting, the (presumably) digital cameras used?

    Fun and gory, but shallow characterizations and tv level acting from some of the performers. Diverting enough

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    What a strange, beguiling movie that utterly defies me giving it a star rating and which I will probably never recommend to most of my friends.

    When the camera held on the empty theater after the attendant had finished her final sweep, I was half-convinced it would just stay there for the rest of the movie (about 15 minutes if I remember correctly).

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    The Hudsucker Proxy

    ★★★★

    Joy in artificiality

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    Vacillating between 3.5 and 4 stars, but honestly, while I really enjoyed a lot of the humor ("ask me about It Follows or The Witch or Hereditary!") and the brutality of the actual horror stuff is great, I probably will never really have the urge to revisit any Scream movie ever again. Much better than Scream 4, but the repetitive nature of the tropes is so fucking tiresome. Every movie in this series has pretty much the exact same ending.

  • Scream 4

    Scream 4

    ★★

    Sidney Prescott is the least interesting thing about these movies. And Gale sucks too. I don't know why the series is clinging onto this boring central trio still.

    I swear to god, when one character says, "This time, there making their own sequel," I wanted to scream, because that's been pretty explicitly what the killers were doing for 2 & 3 as well.

    Here's hoping 5cream is better

  • Scream 3

    Scream 3

    ★★★½

    Enjoyed it overall much better than I expected given its reputation, despite some of the stupid shit like the Jay and Silent Bob cameos.

    Parker Posey elevated the rating by at least half a star.

    I am starting to get sick of the whole killer pops up one last time bit. And also, I know the Scooby Doo mystery aspect is just part of the series, but this is starting to feel repetitive.

  • Scream 2

    Scream 2

    If I was trying to watch a movie and the crowd was as fucking insane as the people "watching" Stab at the beginning of Scream 2, I would feel murderous as well.

  • Deep End

    Deep End

    Just really not my jam at all

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★

    Me to the people who gave this an F Cinemascore on release or otherwise just don't like this great movie:

    We don't have to think like that anymore.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★

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

    Am I the only one who feels kinda bad for Matthew Lillard when he's crying about how deep Skeet cut him?

    Also, that final hilarious headshot is *chef's kiss*

  • Over the Top

    Over the Top

    ★½

    Pretty bad.

    It's funny. For the longest time I confused and conflated Road House and Over the Top in my head (similar to how I used to confuse Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, and Footloose before I finally watched all three). Saw Road House for the first time last year and absolutely loved it. And then I saw this, and 🤢.

    Amazing how the shitty little kid subplot from so many 80s films was the literal actual plot of this movie.

  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★★½

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

    There was a crook named Jones, Doug
    He drank lots, and organized thugs
    He was shot and his throat
    Let out a sad croak
    Now he can't give any more bear hugs*

    Bumping this up half a star because the plot actually made sense to me this time though I'm still not sure who it was that killed poor Brendan Fraser in the restaurant. And even if you don't understand the ins and outs of the plot, the crackerjack dialogue…