Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook

Favorite movies will be my top 4 from the past month

Favorite films

  • The Green Knight
  • The Hobbit
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • The NeverEnding Story

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  • House

    ★★★

  • Burnt Offerings

    ★★½

  • The Legend of Hell House

    ★★★½

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★½

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  • House

    House

    ★★★

    Unfortunately was pretty disappointed with this one. From what I'd seen I was pretty excited for this one, but while it's stylization is super cool, it doesn't have a whole lot to offer on top of that. As an absurdist visual comedy, this film is pretty great, but as a horror film, a ghost story, or a haunted house film, it falls pretty flat due to a pretty dull story and one note characterizations. I guess I'd say that I…

  • Burnt Offerings

    Burnt Offerings

    ★★½

    Remember liking the book even if it mostly passed through me pretty quickly, and I'd totally forgotten the second half by the time I got to the film (only a few weeks after), but this film adaptation doesn't really do it for me. The book is pulpy but also feels like it explores the same interesting notions of an attraction to the haunted house that makes Hill House so compelling, but the film doesn't find a balance between pulp and…

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