Possum has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2021.

  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★★

    A 3.5/5 script with 5/5 behemoth abominations of rent flesh, gore, and wretched vibes

  • The Bloodhound

    The Bloodhound

    ★★★★

    We had a substitute teacher in English class today. His name was Yorgos Lanthimos. He went through the entirety of “The Fall Of The House Of Usher” in one class. Honestly, it kinda ruled.

  • Kill List

    Kill List

    ★★★★

    The beginning really tested my patience but Martin McDonagh hitmen do The Wicker Man with a commitment to bone-cracking brutality and a jarring affect really warmed me up to Kill List. It didn’t always click with me and doesn’t completely hold together but when it works—more and more often as the film goes on—it’s wicked fucking sharp.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Nowhere

    Nowhere

    ★★★★

    “In the last 18 hours, I’ve seen four people get abducted by a space alien, watched Ducky try to drown himself, plus I spent like 387 bucks on CDs“

    I wanna fuck. I want to die. I want to fucking die and I just want someone to love me. The real me. It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel FINE. 

  • Howl from Beyond the Fog

    Howl from Beyond the Fog

    ★★★★

    A lean but evocative and visually striking kaiju story told with puppets, painting, and intricate dioramas. Don’t have much else to say but it’s gorgeous and it whips.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    Almost added an extra star for the realistic cum but I must remain objective, for I am an art critic first and a cum-enthusiast second

  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★★★

    [VAGUE BUT CENTRAL SPOILERS]

    There’s a lot to talk about here but what makes the twist and by extension the whole movie work for me is the moment the kids realize they’ve gone way too fucking far. That crucial realization keeps the film from being another fucked up “sociopath child just born evil” movie. What they do is horrific, but they know not what they do, not until it is far, far too late. They’re just kids acting out after…