HorrorBrain

HorrorBrain

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  • Jaws
  • Psycho
  • The Thing
  • Braindead

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  • Shallow Grave

  • El Conde

  • Double Impact

    ★★

  • Straw Dogs

    ★★★★★

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  • El Conde

    El Conde

    Time for me to engage in a time-honored Letterboxd pastime. Spending 90% of the review talking about my personal life and issues that somehow got triggered by an almost-unrelated film viewing. I can’t guarantee my reviews will be at the quality of MAGE’s reviews like this (which I always enjoy reading), but here goes. Because, like, I really have almost nothing to meaningfully say about this movie. I’m logging it but not rating it because fuck if I know. But…

  • Double Impact

    Double Impact

    ★★

    JCVD re-teamed with Sheldon Lettich (who co-wrote Bloodsport and directed Lionheart) to make a new movie that would transition Van Damme out of the martial arts scene. Van Damme has been quoted as expressing concern people would tire of him. After seeing Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, he got inspired to do a movie where he plays twins and does two distinct characters. Lettich, being ever the Hollywood pretentious hack, saw the movie as more of a take on Alexandre Dumas’ The…

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  • Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea

    Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea

    Deeply frustrating, overlong, and obvious exploration of bullshit macho possessiveness of women and the loss of a loved one in the most simultaneously cringe and distant manner possible.

    Straight-up soap-opera with no camp that never manages to make either its characters' actions OR the setting believable for a second. Why, in this alternate 1969, have robotics and space travel advanced to Star Trek levels but literally everything else is the same? Same society, same social mores, a Manson-like cult, even…

  • Black Mirror: Loch Henry

    Black Mirror: Loch Henry

    ★★

    Not very good. An acerbic takedown of true crime documentaries and our collective obsession with them, in addition to offering a critique of how they are framed and edited, that never once explains why making these shows is bad or why liking them is bad. The attempt to say "these are real people and we shouldn't be exploiting them for profit" is completely undone by the fact that this is a show with actors that relies on banking on the…