• Dogora

    Dogora

    ★★★½

    had to watch the dub of this one 🤮
    i think this movie is worth it for the scene with dogora in the sky alone, even though dogora is kinda incidental to the movie as a whole, its just such a cool kaiju and the effects used to create it look very otherworldly and striking even today. the overall plot of this one keeps you interested just enough too that you don't feel like you're just being strung along for giant space jellyfish action.

  • Atragon

    Atragon

    ★★

    pretty boring :/ theres some fun stuff near the end with manda and some cool explosions but not quite fun enough to justify the wait imo

  • Gamera vs. Zigra

    Gamera vs. Zigra

    ★★

    unfortunately this ones pretty boring. i feel like giant fish kaiju arent something you see often. can really only think of zigra and gaghiel. love how zigra looks when it stands on land. it almost looks like a weird floppy knock off gigan. wish there was a lot more action in this, but gamera using zigras dead body as a xylophone to play his own theme song is incredibly swag
    edit wait just thought of another fish kaiju Gubila

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★★★

    9/11 was a spell cast on america to generate perpetual motion in the form of infinite narrative, infinite war (physical, cultural, sexual, spiritual), infinite suffering, infinite psychosis, infinite crime, infinite everything. we all exist as two selves: the self before a disaster and the self afterwards. and even though these twin selves are separated by only seconds of time, the distance between them is endless and terrifying, and when the first self meets the second it creates a new 9/11 generator. what if your first self knew the second self was about to exist. you would be a sorcerer. metatextual: donnie darko accidentally predicted 9/11

  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    ★★★★½

    Wow i was a huuuuge fan of this. The title and poster of this movie definitely do it a disservice, but im glad i didnt know anything more about it going in. a super fun and creepy ride.

  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    ★★★★★

    mr castellano into the car chase into the sports store fight scene is unreal. You’re Fucked.

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★½

    i love brad pitt so much

  • Opera

    Opera

    ★★★★

    this is what someone who writes for a magazine would call a visual feast

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★½

    Sorry but no.
    will inevitably draw comparisons to the matrix resurrections but this is basically the evil skin suit version of that. a reboot that constantly points out that it has no reason to exist is a lot less compelling when it's not made by the original creator-- resurrections was clearly going to be made with or without the wachowskis, whereas this is (as it admits itself) fan fiction by those dopes who made ready or not. if you're gonna…

  • Scream 4

    Scream 4

    ★★★★

    im a big fan of this one. gotta love that opening. its little moments like dewey watching the feed of ghostface sneaking up on gale and yelling BEHIND YOU at the screen that makes wes craven great at this. its on paper annoyingly meta but they dont have a character tell the camera how clever it is so its a home run in practice imo. not too optimistic for the new one but we’ll see what happens.

  • Mimic

    Mimic

    ★★½

    its nice that del toro directed something this by-the-numbers and of-its-time. it makes him seem more like a person and less like a genre machine

  • Feeders

    Feeders

    didnt pay that much attention. liked the little alien guys