• The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★

    If I was there things would have been different, I would not have let the hitch-hiker talk to me like that, even if he had a gun. First, I would pretend to tie my shoes, and then blind him with pocket sand, block his blind jab, counter with cross to left cheek, discombobulate. Dazed, he would attempt wild haymaker. Employ elbow block and body shot, then discombobulate.

  • Night in Paradise

    Night in Paradise

    ★★★★

    A simple plot like this has no business being more than 90 minutes long but I respect that, I respect the unmoving, mundane moments and I respect the slow escalation into unrelenting violence, drag the fuck out of a fight if you have to, from wet to soaked to drenched in so much blood the actor's face becomes unrecognizable, only then you take a breather, just do what you got to do. First time I've seen Um Tae Goo playing the lead role, he's really great here (and in age of shadows as well iirc).

  • Anthropoid

    Anthropoid

    ★★★★

    Oh man movies can be so good when its paranoid as fuck like there is not one moment that is not saturated with tangible fear and anxiety, all conveyed so efficiently with jumpy vision, trembling hands, noticeable drops of sweat, and awfully real panic attacks, with details like these the assassination scene becomes plain unbearable. This is also an immensely sexy film by the way.

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    Nah this is not even a real movie, it's low effort meta humor made by no one for no one. Adam driver arrives in his cartoonishly small smart car, first word he says "oh yuck", what is it a wild animal? Several wild animals? And the gag goes on, aye, okay it's pretty hilarious at times, but still immensely off putting to even sit through, the line delivery and the prolonged silence in between and everything, is it supposed to…

  • Darkman

    Darkman

    ★★★★½

    Super compelling horror, comedy, action, thriller, so much fun, gore, camp, all things sam raimi, his charm is simply irresistable. This is what everyone should strive for to be honest, the world's too big for only one sam raimi to exist. Hard to pick a favorite moment because the quality is just so consistent throughout the entire movie, though Liam Neeson felt lackluster as a lead. Nolan definitely copied the ending but you didn't hear it from me.

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    Short shorts big shades long hair don't care blah blah Anya Taylor-Joy Supremacy. Loved both instances of offscreen violence, one literal and the other verbally desribed in vivid detail, both are intense, filmed with unwavering confidence. This is an impressive debut, even though it ultimately feels like a movie that has nothing worthwhile to say. Fuck rich people, but only occasionally...?

  • Homunculus

    Homunculus

    ★★★

    Takashi Shimizu's visual style really fits the twisted story of Homunculus well, the effects are great, yet this is not a film that's even good enough to recommend. It's a messy product adversely affected by time constraints, there's more than a handful of disturbing/fascinating imagery missing, images that made the manga as interesting as it is. Most of the subplots are gone too, forcing the movie into a nonsensical conclusion. Would have worked better as a TV series.

  • KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson

    KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson

    ★★

    I have no choice but to log this a second time because I am being held against my will.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    I'm ready to kill for even just a small bite of that strudel, been ready since the first time I laid eyes on it.

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    ★★★★½

    Walls melting, carpet swaying, lights flickering, temperature dropping surrounding volume increasing at an exponential rate -- need an anchor point fast check the watch check the clock how long has it been? Borders giving away colours diffusing out into open air, blending with each other, dissipate like cigarette smoke, throat too dry vision too blurred, skin peeled back to meat peeled back to bone. Is anyone else seeing this? Car too fast no too slow, stay alert now grip the…

  • Her Blue Sky

    Her Blue Sky

    ★★★★

    One day the Nagai + Okada combo will kill me but that day has yet to come. Okada comes up with the most stoner ideas known to man and Nagai can somehow make them look beautiful, they're a great duo imo. Aimyon's song at the end is so good, it fits well with the film, made me sat through the end credits.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★

    Crisp, clean desert photography. Clear line separating sand and sky, a sight enough to make one religious. Two things to take away from this: we tiny, puny creatures are nothing compared to nature and Thy Mother Mated With a Scorpion.