TarmanLives

“You have to know good taste to appreciate the irony of celebrating bad taste. If you have bad taste, you don’t get it.”

Favorite films

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Braindead
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • No Country for Old Men

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  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    ★★★½

  • War of the Worlds

    ★★★

  • No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

  • Friday the 13th

    ★★★

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  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    Friday the 13th Part 2

    ★★★½

    Way more fun than the first as well as shot better overall. The tension is higher and the misdirections keep you guessing. One of my favorite things to do during it was to count all the tropes that will eventually become staples of the genre. 

    Also, Jason in this is a treat. He’s so different than the slow plodding killer he becomes later. Here he’s sloppy and aggressive and it’s almost like we get to watch him grow up in the later movies.

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★

    Rachel and Robbie are the poster children for pro-abortion arguments. 

    Imagine being so annoying I feel bad for TOM CRUISE.

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  • Saw

    Saw

    ★★★½

    I haven’t watched this in a decade or more. The washed out look and frenetic early 2000’s editing has aged poorly and without the shock of experiencing the ending for the first time it’s not as good. 

    BUT it is a perfect time capsule for a specific time and place in horror films and I appreciate it for that. It set a benchmark for the torture porn films to come that not many could even come close to even though,…

  • Scream VI

    Scream VI

    ★★★½

    Winks and nods to tropes while subverting some and fully leaning into others. Overall a super fun ride with a much meaner streak than it’s predecessors. I’ve enjoyed this rebooting of the franchise so far but am beginning to wonder how long they can stretch it out because man these reveals are getting redonkulous.