Drew has written 10 reviews for films during 2015.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Merry Christmas, deviants.

  • L'Inhumaine

    L'Inhumaine

    ★★★½

    What starts out as Ameinias and Narcissus resolves itself as a romantic take on Doctor Frankenstein and his creation. Performances felt a bit spotty, but worth it for the fantastic sets and costuming.

  • Mission Third Planet: Creatures of the Land

    Mission Third Planet: Creatures of the Land

    "Jimmy, you must've been imagining."

    "Jimmy..."

    Fucking Jimmy.

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★★★

    David Cronenberg, eat your heart out and replace it with a carburetor.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★½

    "We can rebuild Kim. We have the technology."

  • Witness to Murder

    Witness to Murder

    ★★★½

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

    Do you wish Rear Window and Gaslight had taken on Nazism? Have I got the film for you.

  • The Clock

    The Clock

    ★★★★★

    Saw all 24 hours. The whole thing was sublime, and I can only offer some musings and observations:

    • These characters do so many things with clocks. They start the clocks. They stop the clocks. They enter the clocks. They climb the clocks. They pull the clocks out of corpses. They kill using the clocks. They kill the clocks. They embrace the clocks. I was geniunely curious if someone would pull an American Pie with a clock.
    • I knew…

  • I Am Michael

    I Am Michael

    ★★½

    I Am Michael has received a lot of attention for the questions it raises about the corners of queer identity. But ultimately, it wants to focus on the characters and let them tell their own stories.

    Michael's story spans a series of relationships, each of which is being written off by one partner or another. He grapples with Serious Issues and explains his Deep Thoughts, but the other characters rarely have a chance to respond. The film manages to be respectful of its characters but sinks itself by devoting so much time to a tedious lead.

  • First Period

    First Period

    ★★

    monologue + monologue ≠ dialogue

  • Fitzcarraldo

    Fitzcarraldo

    ★★★★

    It's like watching a trainwreck in slow motion. But with a boat.