newgurlxeno has written 32 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Titane

    Titane

    Girl who has only seen Lightning McQueen Fucked My Mom watching Titane: “getting a lot of Lightning McQueen Fucked My Mom vibes from this”

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★

    Real complicated feelings on this one tbh. When it’s a slapstick pitch-black horror-comedy it mostly works. Watching super serial killer Bad Cooper get fucked up over and over is nasty fun. But it’s overly long, deeply unpleasant to the core, and often tested my patience. It doesn’t lean into the murder cartoon comedy shit hard enough and consistently enough to blunt the lurid sadism and sexual violence, and it doesn’t have enough going on thematically to make the brutality feel…

  • Noroi: The Curse

    Noroi: The Curse

    ★★★★

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

    Not gonna forget that extremely Bloodborne shot of a ghost girl wearing a writhing gown of fetuses. A slow-burn but when it gets going it throws down.

  • Good Manners

    Good Manners

    ★★★★★

    An emotionally sharp, deeply prescient Brazilian film about a young queer Black woman forced to be an unwitting mother to a baby werewolf. A genrefluid horror-fantasy about misogynoir, the labors demanded of Black women, and the ways white women use Black women to raise their children. Similar to Get Out in that it’s not particularly scary in the monsters and startles sense, but in the very real dynamics of antiblackness (and in this case, misogynoir) which are structurally and interpersonally fundamental to everything that happens in this story and the society it takes place in.

  • Excision

    Excision

    ★★★★★

    Painfully real people in this slightly heightened satire world splitting apart at the sutures as its surgeon, a girl who really needs some fucking support, has a psychotic episode on the operating table. Excruciatingly honest, emotionally brutal, genuinely one of the most harrowing things I’ve ever seen. Well done. Loved it. Gonna be fucked up by this one for a minute.

  • Tokyo Vampire Hotel

    Tokyo Vampire Hotel

    ★★★★★

    This hole was made for me

  • Phantasm

    Phantasm

    Rocky Horror played straight with a gayer vibe and better music

  • VHS 94

    VHS 94

    ★★★½

    The best part of this movie is how the kill count is like 90% cops and nazi militia clowns

  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

    Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

    ★★★★½

    I have a tremendous affection for this dark fantasy fairytale. Something wicked between Guillermo Del Toro and Terry Gilliam

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★½

    A hypnotic mutilation: rhythmically chilling, profoundly unsettling, and surgically violent.

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★

    All Cops Are Bad at their fucking jobs. 

    This movie did more to catch the real life serial killer the movie is about than the actual real police

  • 30 Days of Night

    30 Days of Night

    ★★★

    A lean and basic but suitably nasty survival horror thriller with an ending so silly I had to take a half star off for how bad it tanked the tone and atmosphere.