• Behind the Frame

    Behind the Frame

    ★★½

    Decently creative but the character is frustrating to watch and it goes by much too slowly for what it is. The presentation works well enough for being an amateur short though.

  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    ★★★

    I've seen this movie a countless number of times. But thinking back on it I can remember a lot of pretty offensive and shitty jokes so I was worried going back in. And yeah there is a lot of racism and fatphobia. But when those jokes aren't happening, it's so fucking stupid and funny. Like consistently has fun stupid humor that occasionally hits a really annoyingly bad joke.

    Less racism, more jokes about how one of the players on the team completely forgets about Steve the fucking pirate.

    Still watchable and fun, but also pretty annoying.

  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Year: 2022 Ranked

    A behemoth of filmmaking. Gorgeous, funny, heart wrenching, and glorious throughout it's run time. If Everything Everywhere All At Once didn't come out this year this would EASILY be my favorite of the year. Holy fucking was it exhilarating to watch.

  • The Taking of Deborah Logan

    The Taking of Deborah Logan

    ★★★★

    Actually pretty great. It's atmospheric, it's bold and it's pretty terrifying. But I think what made me enjoy the movie the most was how much I cared about and enjoyed the character of Sarah. On top of dealing with the supernatural horror she is also facing losing her mother to a insurmountable disease. It's heartbreaking but she was such a good character.

    I think the finale loses a tiny bit of steam and I think the VERY end of the film, like the final scene, fucking sucks, but other than that this movie was fucking awesome.

  • Superman: Brainiac Attacks

    Superman: Brainiac Attacks

    ★★

    Superhero Movies Ranked

    Brianiac Attacks has a decent chunk of compelling character dialogue and I have always found the Superman Animated series to be pretty endearing in it's animation. But all of the action scenes are very bad in this and dragged out to a horrid extent.

    Some good scenes, but mostly just incredibly boring.

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★½

    Studio Ghibli Ranked

    Deeply peaceful, and deeply beautiful. A very easy movie to watch, with characters and a world you can empathize with and sink into. Gorgeous visuals throughout the film that hold you tightly and remind you that despite everything, we will be okay.

    The Baron was fun and the story sequences are delightful. I would say that the film does at times feel uneven in it's pacing. The first half and the second half at times feel like…

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

    Year: 2022 Ranked

    Jumps between being very funny and perfectly watchable. Not as consistently funny as the teams other works, but still enjoyable. The animation styles were fun and a decent amount of the jokes land.

    Usually despise movies that are just used as delivery vehicles for cameos but this works fairly well and it never feels overly obnoxious.

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    Made both my stomach and my heart want to implode. Horrifying and extremely emotionally devastating. Great performances, my favorite effects work from a Cronenberg film, and not a dry eye in the house.

    We watched 5 Cronenberg movies for the podcast! It was gross lmfao. Watch the episode here.

  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    ★★★

    Overall enjoyable and with very very fun sequences scattered throughout but a bit disappointing. I was hoping this was going to my favorite Cronenberg movie, but it just didn't really do it for me. I think the pacing is rough and while I LIKE what the movie is going for, I think the execution just leaves some things to be desired.

    We watched 5 Cronenberg movies for the podcast! It was gross lmfao. Watch the episode here.

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★★

    Year: 2022 Ranked

    A lot of people will hate this. I loved it. I think a movie talking about how violent and bloody the rebirth of recycling of toxic masculinity is refreshing and intriguing. Alex Garland does a great job with the premise and the themes of the film are such a rich subject to tackle.

    The film is gorgeous and gross and haunting. Need some time to really gather my thoughts and sit on the themes and ethos of…

  • Hell House LLC

    Hell House LLC

    Holy shit that was ass.

    Bad in an endearing way for the first maybe 5 or so minutes, but continually let's down it's audience and continually gets worse. It starts bad and gets fucking awful.

    Not a single enjoyable character and most of them are painfully forgettable. You want to latch on to something, anything in the movie, but it doesn't ever give you anything. You just stare at the screen, wanting to be watching literally anything better.

  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★★

    Not quite like anything else I have watched from Cronenberg, but still feels very at home with the rest of his catalogue. Extremely well paced and acted, and it reminded me just how much of a fucking acting powerhouse Viggo is.

    Some structural missteps and I think just a tad more time spent with some of the other members of his family could have made some of the dynamic a little stronger, but other than that a really fucking great…