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  • Saw II

    Saw II

    One of the great Cube-likes, absolutely nailing the rhythm of “disparate archetypical characters with mysterious pasts thrown into an interconnected series of ludicrous traps based on an esoteric numerology with a belligerent and unstable person of color,” struck through with an unrivaled dipshit sensibility courtesy of the singular talent of Mr. Bousman, one of my favorite writer/directors who is not particularly good at either. Utterly delightful! Not the dumbest ending in the franchise, but maybe the most unreasonable. Would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall in the meeting when the studio realized Tobin Bell could actually carry these movies.

  • Foley Room: Found Footage

    Foley Room: Found Footage

    My life a movie for real

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    “First, I think that every judge should be required to spend time in prison before sentencing other people there so that he might become aware of the degrading antihuman conditions that persist not only in Cook County Jail but in the prisons generally of this country. I feel more compassion for you, sit, than I do any hostility. I feel that you are a man who has had too much power over the lives of too many people for too many…

  • Too Old to Die Young

    Too Old to Die Young

    Refn doubling down on everything that makes him so divisive - if The Neon Demon went "beyond feminist," this thing goes even further, with the white-hot searing rage against those who exploit women that might be explosive in a picture with a reasonable runtime stretched out into lengthy neon tableaux with basically no regard for pace. So... catnip for us Refnomaniacs fed up with toxic masculinity and terrified at the creeping resurgence of fascism, a slow drip of fury unfurled as…