Nick has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2021.

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    ★★½

    Not totally sure what all was intentional and not intentional, but I definitely think the "fucking wow" moments hit how they were supposed to. The B-movie elements really merge with the genuine attempt at filmmaking here and it doesn't always work though. It probably comes mostly from the writing, both in the weirdly crude dialogue and clunky story structure. The progression of story is just weirdly jilted, while the dialogue feels very edgy teenager-esque.

    I liked pieces of a few…

  • Arachnophobia

    Arachnophobia

    ★★½

    A childhood favorite of mine.

  • Chaos Walking

    Chaos Walking

    ★★½

    Those Charlie Kaufman fingerprints are still noticable and I can't tell if it's better or worse for it.

    Regardless, I expected way worse. Even if what we got felt like a very surface take on a story with a lot of interesting opportunities for filmmaking.