The House That Jack Built is Lars von Trier at His Craziest

Review Of The House That Jack Built (Unrated)  *uck Warning to those who are highly sensetive to accessive, abhorrent violence: Do not watch this movie or read this review despite my praise. If you think you possibly can’t handle it, just take the pass. But if you can handle it, then…  I—scandalously—L-O-V-E-D the direction Lars […]

Netflix’s Cam: An Unexpected Blumhouse Surprise

Cam is another sturdy Blumhouse feature that not only provides the necessary scares to win over its audience, but also, provides an incentive memo about the depraved society that is currently approaching us today.  Madeline Brewer’s performance carries this entire movie. Cam is wholly banking on her ability to execute out this anxious individual. Fortuitously, […]

Quick-Thoughts: Creed II

Creed II—slash Rocky VIII—doesn’t necessarily introduce any new elements nor revelations to the notoriously illustrious boxing-mania franchise, but that doesn’t automatically mean that it isn’t a tidy inclusion and a furthermore, even snugger—possible—conclusion to the Balboa/Creed legacy.  Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to sit through some more meticulously crafted, inspirational, bone-gnawing training/ workout montages, […]

Quick-Thoughts: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

What the #### Joel and Ethan? I don’t know what’cha try’na hit me with this time. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: C+ Near Algodones: C Meal Ticket: C All Gold Canyon: C+ The Gal Who Got Rattled: C- The Mortal Remains (The Hateful Eight 2): C- Yeah, I f*** with these stories about the same. […]

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is an Embarrassment to the Franchise

I find it grievously sorrowful that being a colossal fan of Harry Potter—considering I grew up with the books, movies, etc. and saw Philosopher’s Stone 362 times on TV as a child—I had scarcley to no anticipation for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This could be due to the fact that the first Fantastic […]

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is Sweet

SDAFF 2018   Realistic performances, brass-bound comradery, and some startling, natural comedic tones makes Shoplifters a solid time at the theaters. The addition of having some of the most charismatic moments of the year sprinkled throughout, also, nearly raises it to glory. An adequately challenging ending to top off the piece, furthermore, supplemented some noticeably […]

Quick-Thoughts: Overlord

Overlord is BADASSS. Inconsequential action-packed arrangements? Intense, edging moments? Accessive war + gore violence? Guliable, yet, likable stereotype characters? Imprudent torture? Science-Fiction?  Retrogressions to John Carpenter’s The Thing? Nazi super-zombies? An evil, mad scientist’s wide-ranging laboratory? Negligible popcorn-fun? Chivalry? YES, PLEASE! (Verdict: B-) Mathilde Ollivier is low-key Rebecca Ferguson.  Overlord starring Kurt Russell’s son. 

Chang-dong Lee’s Burning: A Mystery Thriller Like No Other

Chang-dong Lee’s Burning is the preeminent slow-burn that, abnormally enough, doesn’t gratify you with the conclusions you would forsee it to have like most slow-burns bequest. It’s a continuous congestion of percolating anxiety that keeps you intimately padlocked.  Having the opportunity to ordeal the point-of-view of a main character situated like Lee Jong-su, enables this […]

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Musical Biopic Made For Fans of Queen’s “Music” Not Fans of the Actual Members of Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody was one of my most anticipated movies of 2018. It’d be quite strenuous to oblige to you’ll quite how crucial the band, Queen, means to me and how much they’ve inveigled myself as the person I am today.  As a youngster, I had been raised upon the newest, hottest, artificially publicized pop and rap […]

Quick-Thoughts: Mid90s

The frequent amount of cordon bleu charm concealed within Mid90s immeasurably won me over despite the formulaic tropes and aphorisms it commonly fondles alongside. The advantageous addition of Jonah Hill’s exquisitely sincere, ghetto, 90s atmosphere also, bolsters in producing one of the most sympathetic and charismatic movies of the year. It’s real, twinkling, identifiable, nostalgic […]