Sunil

I took a film class in high school AND college so you can trust me when I tell you the greatest movie of all time is Shoot 'Em Up.

Favorite films

  • Groundhog Day
  • Memento
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • The Princess Bride

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  • The Boy Behind The Door

    ★★★★

  • Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

  • Blade: Trinity

    ★★★½

  • Vicious Fun

    ★★★★

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  • The Boy Behind The Door

    The Boy Behind The Door

    ★★★★

    I was intrigued by the glowing reviews for The Boy Behind the Door, and he can definitely see why critics praised this well made debut by writer-directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell. It's a simple premise: Lonnie Chavis and Ezra Dewey, boys who vow to be "friends till the end," are kidnapped and taken to a remote house by an ominous oil drill, and they have to escape. Well, that is, Chavis has to rescue Dewey, as the kidnapper leaves…

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

    I would have liked Parallel Mothers more if it were about two versions of Penélope Cruz being mothers in parallel universes, but that's not how writer-director Pedro Almodóvar rolls. How does he roll? Well, in grounded melodrama that takes what could be a sensational story and treats it with emotional maturity and also throws in some historical trauma for added depth. Still, though...parallel universes, I really would have dug that more. While I did like the film for the most…

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  • Vicious Fun

    Vicious Fun

    ★★★★

    I'm pleased to report that Vicious Fun lives up to its title, so if "Horror journalist accidentally ends up in a support group meeting for serial killers" sounds like your kind of movie, hie thee to Shudder. It's Minnesota in 1983, so composer Steph Copeland is gonna bring the requisite synth soundtrack and cinematographer Jeff Maher is gonna bring the requisite neon-drenched cinematography (though not all the time). Evan Marsh is a doof who's not introduced in the greatest of…

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    I had such a wonderful time seeing One Cut of the Dead in a theater with strangers I honestly feel a little sad that most people will only get to experience this utterly delightful film at home on Shudder. It kicks off with an increasingly impressive 37-minute long take during which we watch the making of a zombie film in a creepy abandoned water filtration plant. If you guessed that this film crew encounters REAL ZOMBIES...yes, you're very smart. Shut…