Archive for August 2021

13 posts from 02 to 31 August 2021.

  • Safety Last!

    50 minutes of classic silent comedy, followed by 20 minutes of terror at the daredevil climbing of 16 floors from the outside, in a three-piece suit.

  • Space Sweepers

    NANOMACHINES, SON! Akira for the younger generation.

  • Pi

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you1. In this particular case though, it’s pure contagious paranoia.

    1. Or is it? 

  • O Frágil Som do Meu Motor

    Cronenbergian body horror, Aronofsky-ish weirdness, and Halloween twisty serial killers, in a single esoteric package. It packs a noir atmosphere, with the requisite police procedural.

  • The Green Inferno

    Eli Roth pseudo-remakes Cannibal Holocaust, without dead animals, including a virgin final girl. The tone flip-flops between abject horror, and “fun” body horror. Why, just why?

  • Gladiator

    The Commodus of Ridley Scott’s career: the past glories are history, he is already over the hill; doesn’t care about (film) grain, only games; butchers the visual parts pretty badly, mostly outside the arena.

  • In My Room

    An entire film dedicated to the common retort “Not even if you were the last man on Earth”. Shaun of the Dead meets The Hangover, with more dicks since this is a German film.

  • The Man in the Iron Mask

    A bog-standard modern swords-and-sandals epic, could have been released in any year since 1950.

  • The Conspirator

    The American Film Company casts dozens of lobsterbacks for another historical reenactment of Sic Semper Tyranis. It also has greased lenses for the indoor scenes…

  • Boiler Room

    Lovely little Goldman Sachs propaganda piece. All non-SEC traders are grifters, but not the official privateers. No sirree, no funny business at JP Morgan, only at JT Marlin.

  • Memories of Murder

    “Ordinary, with a normal face”. I feel much was lost in translation here. This seems part police procedural, part period piece based on the background events that seem historically important, but my knowledge of contemporary Korean history prevents me from appreciating it more.

  • Psycho


  • The Cabin in the Woods

    Men in Black, as directed by Wes Craven. A low budget version of The Conjuring. How the fuck was Richard Jenkins cast in this, was he representing Hardbodies?