Ben Mackey

"How many times can I re-watch The
Lighthouse this year?" -
Ben Mackey

Favorite films

  • Jurassic Park
  • Upstream Color
  • The Lighthouse
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

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  • Malignant

    ★★★★

  • Ernest & Celestine

    ★★★★

  • On-Gaku: Our Sound

    ★★★★

  • The Lobster

    ★★★★½

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    ★★

    Didn't grow up on this one...so it lacks any kind of nostalgic charm for me. Impressive costuming and puppetry going on here! Everything is just so dim...and dingy.

    I like when the Turtles dance.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    ★★★

    Oh to be as popular as an interdimensional portal opening over New York City in a blockbuster from the 2010's.

    They did my dopey himbo best friend duo Bebop & Rocksteady justice...and for that, this film enters my good graces.

    Forgot how much of a marked improvement this is from the pervious film, succeeds by leaning into the goofiness of the OG cartoon and toys. Kraang chews the scenery like nobody's business.

    But still not a good film lol

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    ★½

    Made me really want to order a PIZZA HUT CHEESE PIZZA with a side order of ORANGE CRUSH while calling my mom on SKYPE

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

    Both The Green Knight and The Suicide Squad possess a shared affinity for tongue-in-cheek mid-movie title overlays that help scoot the story along. Lets hope all modern cinema is trending this way.

    Oodles of fun! Felt like speed-reading a 5 issue mini series collected into a single tpb. Probably would have been 4 stars if I saw it in a theater with a crowd 😞

    Appreciate the go-for-broke onslaught of characters (yeah I wanna draw them all), but feels like…