Zak

A sucker for genre trash.

Watchlist is comprised of movies I own, but still have never seen.

#horror

Favorite films

  • Chimpanzee
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Mighty Joe Young

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  • Münchhausen

    ★★★

  • About Time

    ★★★

  • Time Bandits

    ★★★★★

  • Number One with a Bullet

    ★★

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  • Münchhausen

    Münchhausen

    ★★★

    Wait, are they speaking German? And this came out in 1943? Uh oh.

    In all fairness, this feels more critical of fascism than anything in support, so that's nice. Regardless, as an adaptation, it's pretty damn good at times. The only issue is that I had a lot of trouble getting into this and then around the hour mark I realized it was because this is a super episodic chronicling of tales (which makes sense given the source material), but…

  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★

    I don't mind movies that have some level of narrative inconsistency or bungle their own rules... but I do mind movies that base the entire conflict and emotional climax on an explicitly stated premise but undermine that idea at every possible moment. Either make this an exposition-heavy clockwork time travel movie or hand-wave all the details away and go along for the ride. The middle zone this movie takes and the entire third act is frustrating nonsense.

    A couple other…

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  • The Family Stone

    The Family Stone

    ★★

    Every character in this movie is insufferable in a way that's nearly impossible to empathize with. It's wild. Our window into this dysfunctional family is a painfully awkward and self-centered girlfriend interloper played by Sarah Jessica Parker, yet the family is so aggressively hateful to her that we start to find ourselves in her corner... until she proves to suck even worse than we thought possible? Nothing makes sense.
    When she first meets her soon-to-be in-laws, she's painfully timid; with…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    If nothing else, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is successful in delivering a raucous adventure by letting the actors hold the awe and excitement of the iconic franchise on their faces. Daisy RIdley, especially, has this wide-eyed wonder that shows she's not just someone caught up in an epic hero's journey, but someone who knows the characters of the original trilogy and loves them. It is a clear meta-homage, but doesn't feel like fan fiction the way lesser reboots often…