Ready Up For A Bit of the Ultra ‘Violence Voyager’

Have you ever laid your eyes on something so strange and repulsive that it makes your skin crawl a bit? For me that was my initial reaction to when I first gazed upon this “thing” from Ujicha’s Violence Voyager. This odd-looking fetus Golem with some boom box shaped head and the eyes of a salted […]

Return to the Carnival of Souls [31 Spooks of October]

I considered this lost media… but here we are. I made a video a while ago on the cult classic, public domain, spooky horror flick Carnivals of Souls. I had fun making it but ended up finding it a conceptually large review, and didn’t enjoy it enough to edit the planned multiple videos for it…. […]

Manson Murders, Demonic Dongs, and Devil Daddy

I’m sure that’s a title that grabs your attention. So you may or may not be aware of this at this point… but I’m really bad at this. Sometimes I just want to recommend a movie or discuss a movie but I don’t have enough substance to contribute to the conversation outside of a couple […]

“You’ve Never Seen a Tale Like This” Crystal The Lion King (Review)

In the last one: At least I’m glad that my favorite Disney movie doesn’t have any people in it so good luck making a live-action version of The Lion-King. Haha could you imagine… well good luck to whatever Disney property is the next victim. *Goes to check Disney’s line-up* AW F- And so it continues… UCK. […]

Expelled From Paradise (Review) [Space is the Place]

Good evening, weary traveler. Welcome to my planet, and hopefully your first stop on a journey through the cosmos. I’ll be your friendly navigator for the Space is the Place expedition and help you find out where to go. First, you’re probably wondering how I got in this situation…. how does one go from a […]

Final Exam (1981) Review

Is 80’s slashers the theme of the summer, my attempt to cash in on the nostalgia more shameless than New Coke… maybe not after this one. Final Exam is a neutered slasher that can be described in one word… BORING! Spend time with this cast of characters more notable by the unfunny nicknames I give […]

No Sleep After Watching ‘Sleepaway Camp’ (Review)

Dear Mom and Dad, I know this seems to go against my claims that we will no longer be on speaking terms if you sent me here, but I am only writing this because one of the counselors chewed me out over it. I’m glad something got chewed around here because the food surely isn’t. […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Red Box Rentals

Two posts in a row with the same format, looks like Hollywood isn’t the only losings it’s creativity. Well, decided I had to post some good old simple movie reviews; movies is in the name and I don’t like feeling like I’m false advertising. You know what you came for let’s get into it. The […]

Diet Aladdin (2019) Review

https://media.giphy.com/media/X98PijOYa3Tl6/giphy.gif I just want to emphasize Jasmine’s facial expression here. Remember when during A Whole New World it just looked like Jasmine was having the time of her life and it was this incredible journey: wind in your hair through this soft blue sky and despite it being this epic adventure across the world and […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Animated Sequels

Remember when this was my main review format? Yeah, apparently me neither. This isn’t even how I did it; it was always one film not this weird fudge, marry, kill movies edition. Alright, let’s review away. The Good – How to Train Your Dragon: The hidden World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkcucKDrbOI How to Train Your Dragon is an […]

A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?

Preface: I don’t like to stir the pot but I mean just look at that title. It was too fun to pass up the opportunity to write that. I feel it necessary to warn you all that there is something truly terrifying that I will be discussing today, and it is something that may have […]

Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)

Hello everyone, welcome back to my short film series shortcut where we look at short films usually through a specific lens to hopefully think of these various elements of film to gain some perspective and grow as media creators and critics ourselves. The common factor between today’s bunch is genre conventions. Conventions are common traits, […]

Epic Endgame Review

So, I just saw Avengers: Endgame and while my review style is to be somewhat interpretative to allow you to weigh my criticisms and praises to reflect on your own… but there are no opinions when it comes to this movie… only facts. The fact is this is the greatest film in all of existence. […]

Shorts of Famous Directors (shortcut ep. 1)

Welcome everyone to what I hope can be a marvelous beginning to a new series. I guess you could say that I am a connoisseur of short films and to my dismay…. generally, people don’t care. But that ends today, because I’m going to take you on a journey through the art, the craft, the […]

I Don’t Understand All the Fuss About ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s Doppelganger thriller has already proven itself both a commercial and critical success and in instances like this I would let the massive wave of other critics sing the same praises I had and consider my own input unnecessary. However, if I had to describe Us in one word it would be a toss […]

Geeks, Freaks, and Automobiles! Carnival of Souls Review

https://youtu.be/7goumTeBABw Carnival of Souls is best summarized as weird, cheap, but not lacking passion… I only hope I did it justice. I’d be lying if I said I was 100% glad how this review turned out, apologizes for lackluster efforts in terms of sound mixing and making the video entertaining but I think it certainly […]

Now This is Scary?

When I think of a truly terrifying movie watching experience, I think of The Babyface Murders. While other films have gratuitous jump scares, unsettling imagery, and frightful atmospheric tension…. well all of that is Teletubbies compared to The Babyface Murders. What makes this movie so scary you may ask? Quite Frankly, I did not know […]

Is ‘Hereditary’ Oscar Worthy?

A little late but I’ve finally gotten around to watching the most compelling horror film of 2018, Hereditary. Hereditary is held together by strong performances from Toni Collette and first time feature director Ari Aster shows an impressive willingness to explore his medium and craft as a filmmaker. So with a seemingly weaker year in […]

Top 5 Things I Didn’t Cover in 2018

By now you’ve probably seen everyone else hit you with what they consider the best of this last year… I don’t consider myself much of an authority to much such claims. Though while we ring in the new year I guess I have some unfinished business when it comes to recommending television and films from […]

Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?

“Fellini’s Roma” was attacked in some circles as an example of Fellini coasting on his genius. I find this point of view completely incomprehensible. Critics who would force Fellini back into traditional narrative films are missing the point; Fellini isn’t just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he’s building a narrative that has a […]

Netflix Roulette

Come one, come all it’s time to spin the Netflix Wheel. As I teased in my prior post, I am using the Reelgood website which is a quick and easy way to get randomized Netflix flicks to watch. So this is what happened after I took three spins of the wheel. (This post was my […]

I’ve Been Nominated for ‘The Blog Complainer’s Appreciation Award’

I hate the idea of blowing things out of proportion but bear with me. This is the first time anything like this has happened here. If you’ve spent enough time exploring the content in the depths of WordPress, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon some mention of blogger awards you know: Versatile, Mystery and Sunshine […]

Finding Your Way in the ‘City of God’

The tagline for City of God is captivating for those uninitiated, but a loaded statement to reflect upon after viewing. “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay,the beast eats you” the tag iterates how fated circumstances constructed by environment and attitude will inevitable cause demise. The chicken that darts across the streets […]

The ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Repetition [Review]

“For those few soul-freezing moments, you get a glimpse of the great actorTimothée Chalamet is going to be” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly “…an intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist”- Phillip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette “It was impossible in Beautiful Boy not to take notice of Chalamet’s seemingly undauntable talent, […]

The Love and Loss of ‘In The Mood for Love’

Stephen Teo compares Kar-Wai Wong’s In the Mood for Love to Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory for its own unique portrayal of the passing of time. It is an odd comparison as to where Dali’s The Persistence of Memory shows a landscape unaffected by time, melting in demonstration of how surreal the manifestation of […]

Is The Netflix Original ‘Cam’ Worth Watching?

I just finished this… truly bizarre experience that is watching the recent Netflix Original Cam.  While still trying to digest the film myself maybe I’ll do a full review of it but this is just a quick two cents of whether you should pass or play on this one. Got it, okay let’s answer that […]

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream

Does Disney just make these live-action movies for the purpose of giving children sensory overload at this point. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to put it succinctly is an overstimulating and over bloated movie with such an over reliance on CGI environments that it hopes it provides enough spectacle to take an extremely lackluster […]

How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?

Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire uses Stella Kowalski’s abusive and unfulfilling relationship as a cautionary tale to portray the importance of letting go and leaving things behind. The parallels that All About My Mother produces comes to a different conclusion, the importance opting in, letting go of your insecurities and accepting your place. The whole conceit […]

Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’

Jean-Luc Godard’s accusation against Francois Truffaut for presenting the process of filmmaking as something fraudulently sentimental is unjustified. The words spat by Godard to disparage Truffaut and his vision is more or less a statement on the quality of Day for Night, but a blunt statement that services as proof that la nouvelle vague, French […]

The Pessimists Paradox: The Irony, Symbolism, and Cynicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’

A barrage of paparazzi swarm around a starlet bombarding her with a multitude of questions. One question particularly stands out, and that is whether she considers Italian Neo-realism dead? The question seems incredibly dense in company of the other questions as well as to be directed towards a pop culture icon. The question is even […]