Movie Buff - 463 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 5, 2017
Location: Bay Area, California, USA
|40 9%||Pyewacket (2017) - May 05, 2019
"Thinly conceived, blandly executed occult horror. The plot is exceedingly spare and there's not much by way of character development or atmosphere to make up for it. The teen protagonist and her "rebellious outsider" friends are almost laughably lacking in any kind of personality. They sit in front of the camera like water-logged saltine crackers. Even the titular demon is a dud. It's almost like they forgot to make a movie."
|65 43%||Annabelle: Creation (2017) - Apr 28, 2019
"It's quite handsomely shot and for the first half or so the scare scenes are proficient technical exercises in creating and ratcheting up tension, although script-wise it is of course impossible to actually care about any of what's going on. As the story progresses, the need to raise the stakes leads to the scares getting too over-the-top and silly, a problem that also hampered The Conjuring 2, and by the time it turned into another fucking possesssion movie I had lost a lot of interest."
|80 81%||Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) - Apr 28, 2019|
|55 25%||Emelie (2016) - Apr 28, 2019|
|40 9%||The Nun (2018) - Apr 23, 2019
"An overblown bore, lacking in the mechanically efficient scare scenes that make the better movies in this "universe" (the 1st Conjuring & Annabelle: Creation) effective, if hollow, scare-delivery vehicles. I've always been leery of how seriously this series takes the the Warrens's silly notions a/b the reality of metaphysical Good & Evil, but in the better movies it doesn't hamper enjoyment until the climaxes. With The Nun I think you might need to be Catholic to get invested at all."
|80 81%||The Harvesters (2018) - Apr 21, 2019|
|80 81%||High Life (2018) - Apr 20, 2019|
|75 68%||Jiao qu de niao (2018) - Apr 20, 2019|
|65 43%||Shutter Island (2010) - Apr 13, 2019|
|75 68%||Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - Apr 13, 2019|