R Qualls

R Qualls

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A queer as hell nb weirdo who decided it’s so perfectly cliche to get really into film in your 30s that why fight it? They/them

Favorite films

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Kid Detective
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • OPAL

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  • The Wailing

    ★★★

  • Shin Godzilla

    ★★★½

  • The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

    ★★½

  • The Witch

    ★★★½

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  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★

    HoopTober 8

    Movie #30/31: The Wailing
    (South Korea, 2010s, Asian horror)


    Hm. Maybe this one is another victim of the hype for me. But, I just really didn’t think this all came together very well in the end. I’m probably missing some cultural context or something, but this felt like a grab bag of a lot of horror and thriller elements that just never quite coalesce. 

    There are zombies and serial killings and exorcisms and demons and ghosts and detective…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★½

    HoopTober 8

    Movie #29/31: Shin Godzilla
    (Japan, 2010s, kaiju movie, Asian horror)

    In which France saves the day…


    This was very enjoyable. To go from the original to this was a fairly straight line. Which makes me assume this was maybe a “Return to the Roots” entry for the franchise. 

    I really enjoyed its themes, exploring the struggles of bureaucracy, a younger generation held back by old men clinging to power, and especially the focus on Japan and it’s state…

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  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    ½

    It’s not a real Downton Abbey unless Mr. Bates kills someone.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 8

    Film #1: Godzilla - (50s, Japan, kaiju movie)

    What a way to start HoopTober! I’ve decided I’m going to move through these (as much as possible) chronologically this year. I’ve been doing that with my 52 Weeks challenge and I’ve really enjoyed the development of film over time. And it was also a delight to start my HoopTober off on the right foot with this great movie. 

    You always hear the story of how actually this is about…