• The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★★

    I always forget how 35% of this movie’s dialogue is yelling/screaming. 

    But really this is just so much fun, remaking the classic horror film (well, it’s sequels) into a RAIDER’s style action-adventure.

  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★★

    A nightmare dressed like a daydream. Ethereal, haunting, and full of dancing shadows.

  • Dune

    Dune

    Watching Dune, I wasn’t bored, but even hints at the big ideas and interesting characters that make the book such a memorable experience are few and far between. There’s not even enough here to give confidence that those aspects will be developed in future installments. The sad fact of it is that there is nothing in this film that would draw me back for another installment except that it’s an adaptation of Dune. This movie feels as if Peter Jackson…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    What do you mean, Biblical?

  • The Curse of the Werewolf

    The Curse of the Werewolf

    ★★★½

    Man this was fun. I enjoy how different it is from THE WOLF MAN, pretty loose with its rules unless I missed something. Nice tragic ending, and lots of fun twists along the way. Also super fun performances, because Hammer.

  • Prince - Sign o' the Times

    Prince - Sign o' the Times

    ★★★★½

    It’s more than knowledge. It’s truth.

  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★½

    What if evil was a virus? And what if the effect of that virus was horrible, yet the thing itself invisible? Transformative and corruptive. All that plus, science and religion dancing with each other and some gnarly gore. Plus a banger of a score that just sets the mood right. 

    YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED!

  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

    Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

    This was entertaining enough as a sort of experiment on trying to end an ongoing universe storyline for good. But it wasn’t good. 

    Also, another review on here called it “pure content” as a non-sarcastic compliment and now I’m embarrassed I even watched it.

  • House of the Long Shadows

    House of the Long Shadows

    ★★½

    Don't interrupt me while I'm soliloquizing.

    Absurd, macabre, and all the fun of a cheap thriller with some absolute icons in the cast. A perfect light watch for spooky season.

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★½

    Great atmosphere, well-done humor, and way more Jewish than I remembered. Tying the werewolf legends to the uncertainty of being American Jew going to Europe–a place that does not feel welcoming–is such a brilliant subtheme and executed perfectly. Generational survival's guilt lays dormant in all of us, and sometimes manifests in intense fear that It Will Happen Again.

  • 3 Dead Trick or Treaters

    3 Dead Trick or Treaters

    ★★★

    No dialogue. Heavy autumnal vibes. The stories themselves may be less interesting than the way they were told, but I really enjoyed the look and mood of this one.

  • The Velvet Underground

    The Velvet Underground

    ★★★

    Of course I enjoyed. Better than your average rock doc but I think you had to have been physically but likely not mentally present at these events to appreciate just how amazing that footage exists of it. The whole thing is really slick and enjoyable.