Saturday, January 16, 2021

Come Play




 Come Play has a concept similar to that of Z, only this isn't quite as creepy. There is more heart in this film but it all feels a bit sappy. Decent jump scares, a good twist and an uplifting ending help make this above mediocre. 

Jiu Jitsu

 



Jiu Jitsu is essentially a martial arts version of Predator told as a comic book but in the style of a video game starring Frank Grillo, Tony Jaa and Nicholas Cage! If that isn't the way to sell a film i don't know what is. It is a past paced, badass, kick ass, action packed bloody knuckle punch to the face! 

Locked Down




 It is a weird time that we now have films about life during covid, but Doug Liman has delivered a super refreshing romantic heist dramedy in Locked Down. In terms of both plot and the visual style it really resembles a Steven Soderbergh film. Anne Hathaway has her best role since Colossal, if not even Havoc, while  Chiwetel Ejiofor has his best since Z for Zachariah. 

Favorite TV Show of the Year




Mandalorian
Hunters 
Room 104 
Lovecraft Country
The Simpsons 
The Wilds 
High Fidelity 
South Park's Pandemic Special 
Fargo 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Lucifer
Ted Lasso 
Teenage Bounty Hunters  
Muppets Now
Piccard 
Snowpiercer
Legends of Tomorrow 
Dispatches From Elsewhere
Two Weeks To Live 
Haunting of Bly Manor
Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Run 
Letterkenny 
Warrior Nun
Utopia
F is For Family  
The Midnight Gospel
Solar Opposites  
Rick and Morty 
Close Enough
 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Save Yourselves




 Save Yourselves is one of the funniest, most charming and creative alien movies in recent memory. Sunita Mani and John Reynolds are excellent in  their roles as typical 30 somethings that go off the grid only to find out the world is being taken over by aliens. It's fast paced, cute, and is an adult coming of age tale with one of the best open endings you can ask for. 

Hunted




 Hunted is one of the more unsettling flicks of the past year. A revenge film in the vein as Last House of the Left or I Spit on Your Grave, it truly shows the diabolical nature of men and the courage women need. Creepy throughout, it rarely lets go, and keeps the tension building. The last act goes nuts but it is worth the payoff. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Synchronic




 Synchronic is Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's best work since Spring. It is not quite as beautiful as that film but it feels more profound than The Endless did. Anthony Mackie thrives in smaller films like this, every flick he is in it just shows how much more charisma he has than the MCU gives. It is the mind bending, high concept sci fi that people deserved in 2020.