bchainey

Filmmaker from the haunted isles. Top four are favourites from the last month or so.

Favorite films

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
  • Harvey
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Inherent Vice

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  • Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • The Premonition

    ★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

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  • The Premonition

    The Premonition

    ★★

    I keep having premonitions that I stop buying discs from Arrow purely based on their covers but it still hasn’t come true.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

    Y’all are crazy; this was good, spirited fun. The performances were solid even if most of the characters were slight, the cinematography was a tiki smash of slime green and moody Oklahoma sepia, and overall it was just full of good-natured PG-13 charm. Tonally it was closer to Goosebumps or Gremlins than Ghostbusters but that’s A-OK with me.

    Biggest surprise here was the smart, heartfelt twist to explore a new kind of ghost in a Ghostbusters movie: the spectre of…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    155 minutes of industrial design and thousand-yard-stares while Hans Zimmer honks at you with his giant mechanical goose.

  • Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    ★★★★½

    I recently saw an interview with Friedkin in which he said that back when there was no CGI, if you wanted to film something extraordinary you had to do something extraordinary. I’m taking that one to my grave as the best argument for keeping practical effects alive.

    I hope to Satan one day I get to watch this on the big screen.