Alex Dawson

Alex Dawson

Pro

Favorite films

  • It's a Gift
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Zardoz
  • Blood Dolls

Recent activity

All
  • Death Race 2000

    ★★★★½

  • oDubbbz

    ★★★★

  • Girl, Interrupted

    ★★½

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

Recent reviews

More
  • Death Race 2000

    Death Race 2000

    ★★★★½

    A B-eautiful kill! A NEAT kill!

    Pretty much a perfect exploitation movie. Took the trendy format of stuff like Cannonball Run, Gumball Rally & (my favorite anime) Wacky Races, spiced it up with laid-back ultraviolence, gratuitous nudity & satire that’s likely even more on-target in 2022. Hospital staffers routinely wheel out old folk to dispose of them while providing the President’s guy some easy points, the TV hosts live up to names like “Grace Pander”, sports celebs manufacture controversy by running down…

  • oDubbbz

    oDubbbz

    ★★★★

    A warm tribute to a kind of relationship I feel like lots of us have stuffed way in the back of a mental drawer: the ill-advised crush turned briefly, oddly, achingly mutual, transmuted not into a romantic relationship but into an ambiguous, charged entanglement.

    IMO, the best documentary about an unreleased documentary to be released (so far) in 2022.

Popular reviews

More
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    ★★★★

    What’s wrong? Hey, you ok?!
    Ooo! It’s them damn enchiladas!

    The sleaziest, funniest, most brutal, offensive, coked-out, quotable and rewatchable Friday the 13th. I’ve seen this one more times than I’d care to admit, but hadn’t ever noticed the heavy giallo influences and Creepshow-esque music, which makes me appreciate it even more.

    Every character in this movie is iconic, but Miguel Nuñez Jr. (Return of the Living Dead) gives one of the greatest bit performances in film history, as far as…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★½

    It’s a good scream.

    A true exploitation film, both in terms of its sleazy content, and its full exploitation of every element of the cinematic form. This is a movie made for people who appreciate movies more than any other artistic medium. Straight up pornography for anyone fascinated with analog film and audio recording tech.

    Falls just shy of perfection though, in my opinion. It seems like De Palma was so preoccupied with being clever and meta, and making use…