Oliver Welch

creator of mediocre content, writer of pithy reviews, consumer of all things cinema

Favorite films

  • Prisoners
  • Knives Out
  • Addams Family Values
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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  • Barbarian

    ★★★½

  • Terrifier 2

    ★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • Wedding Crashers

    ★★★

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  • Terrifier 2

    Terrifier 2

    ★★½

    Art is back for more comical, sadistic carnage; the gory violence is notched up to some of the gnarliest and most savage to hit the silver screen; and we have another heroine this time that manages to earn the title of the final girl, but the film is paced to hell, especially with one dream sequence that seems to go on forever, and the plot is quite repetitive with its endless succession of drawn-out murder scenes.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    I do wish it was presented less like a feature length movie trailer and told Elvis’ tragic life story with more nuance and sensitivity, but it does move quite swiftly with such glamor and verve and is elevated by a flawless, star-making turn by Austin Butler.

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  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    ★★

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  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    With a bleak atmosphere, an emotional story, and a remarkably detailed script, Prisoners is at times harrowing, but it reaches the level of perfection with the help of a rigorous direction that employs a simmering tension, a glorious cinematography, a haunting score that can be foreboding or despairing, and amazing performances from its cast.