Alex MacAulay

Alex MacAulay

Avid movie lover. Host of Excuse The Intermission podcast. Disciple of Lynch, Cronenberg, Scott, Kubrick & Hitchcock

Favorite films

  • Lost Highway
  • Magnolia
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Shining

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  • Scream

    ★★½

  • Cursed

  • CODA

    ★★★★

  • My Soul to Take

    ★★½

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★½

    I’m smack-dab in the middle on this one. Half of the film was fun, well shot and brutal enough to still be a true slasher, yet the other half was trite, overly self aware, and poorly written. We miss you Wes.

  • Cursed

    Cursed

    Ughhhhh. This movie could be so good. It still has elements that work and is a guilty pleasure for sure but knowing that the Weinstein’s butchered Williamson’s story, Craven’s direction and even Rick Baker’s practical effects detracts so much from what could be. This film was reshot FOUR times. Just ridiculous. Let’s do it… #ReleaseTheCravenCut

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  • The Master

    The Master

    Jug-juice and Rami Malek not being overly weird, a winning combination. Phoenix and Hoffman are obviously on fire, however it’s still tough to think about how this film ultimately lead to Hoffman’s relapse. Not sure how Amy Adams nabbed a Oscar nom for her role here but she did, and probably should seek out more supporting parts such as this in response to her recent run of stinkers. The more I return to this film the more I feel that…

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★★

    Bumping this up to five stars after my most recent rewatch and after coming to the realization that I’ve been holding every other 2021 release to the standard that this film set.
    Nothing else this year has looked like Zola
    Nothing else this year has sounded like Zola.
    Most importantly, nothing else this year has felt like Zola. This film is outrageously thrilling and thanks in part to the brisk runtime it is one of the easier films to return to over and over and over again.