Ferrara understands that if you're gonna rip off/remake a classic the best way is just to make it more violent and more neon grungy. The poor girl who plays Tye is so lost on basic delivery, should've been one of the awesome punk butches instead.
Lake Mungo 2008
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I love so much the complicated feelings this can evoke on rewatches regarding all the "fake" ghosts. On top of the images obviously remaining deeply unsettling despite the ability your brain has to try to wave away fear because it's "not real ghosts", in a deeper sense they remain a kind of documented spectral memory in the same way as the "real" ghosts being predominantly borne out of the same recorded images. The physically captured memories and unknowable portraits out…
Thor: Love and Thunder 2022
Feels like a movie carefully made in a lab, algorithmically fed comments by fringe weirdos who complain about star wars mary sues and last jedi luke and made with no other purpose but to piss them off. There's nothing else in this. I liked the russell crowe comedy greek accent scene, I liked the tall-muppet bird head guys in the opening scene, I liked the boat a bit even though its bafflingly used. Just completely limp of any and all…
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022
A complete mess, bursting at the seams with wasted time and pointless nothing. The single most incomprehensible and nonsensical plot any one of these has had, which is saying a lot. You have never seen a movie's central conflict be so hackneyed, tangential, pointless, overwrought, inscrutable, and plain stupid. Wheel-spinningly bizarre in its approach to Wakanda as a global superpower and place, especially after the ending to the first. A few good scenes (opening boat/scuba diver attack scene is great,…