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  • Jaws
  • Psycho
  • The Thing
  • Braindead

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  • X

    ★★½

  • Filth

    ★★★½

  • Body at Brighton Rock

    ★★★

  • Self/less

    ★★

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  • X

    X

    ★★½

    Tough pill to swallow, this one. Pretty much a long, slow revisionist slasher that's more concerned with hammering home its themes and ideas than working on its own as an effective, fun horror film. This is purely a reflective tome, a visual essay on the history of slasher films as they relate to sexuality and conservative moralism, filled to the brim with callbacks to films that stood on their own instead of standing on the shoulders of giants. Deeply uncomfortable…

  • Filth

    Filth

    ★★★½

    2023 Tubi Watchlist Catch-Up #5

    Bad Lieutenant: Lothian Constabulary. A mostly acceptable take on a dirty cop movie, driven by the film's undeniable energy and complex lead character. It reminds me a lot of the Chuck Palahniuk adaptations more than it does Trainspotting, the first film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's work (I have sadly not read any of his novels but I loved the film version of his debut book). It is also is highly reminiscent of Guy Ritchie and…

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  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★½

    I follow up a great 2022 satire in Glass Onion with a complete bullshit one. This one was completely exasperating after the first 30 minutes due to an incredibly brain-flattening lack of understanding of how human emotions or fucking restaurants work. Not only that, but it's entirely one-note and repetitive once the schtick has been revealed. It becomes practically glacial in pacing, and the film is ineffective in its attempt for biting satire because the characters it positions as the…

  • Body at Brighton Rock

    Body at Brighton Rock

    ★★★

    2023 Tubi Watchlist Catch-Up #4

    Sun-bleached, bizarrely campy indie thriller that feels like a mash-up of 80s/90s California-set teen comedies, regional 70s schlock woodlands-set natural horror, and isolation/paranoia "descent into madness" mindfuckery. Imagine if Amy Heckerling or Martha Coolidge decided to make survival horror film on a nothing budget, starring Nickelodeon-level actors, and shot it in the mountains outside LA. That's an approximation of this bonkers movie. It's NOT a creature feature, don't be fooled by the poster.

    The plot…