01SentenceReviews

01SentenceReviews

A reviewer of few words and limited knowledge.

visionsoflight:

Beetlejuice

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Director: Tim Burton

Director of Photography: Thomas Ackerman

The older I become, the more fond I am of Beetlejuice. 

cinemawithoutpeople:

Cinema without people: Under the Skin (2013, Jonathan Glazer, dir.)

ABCs of Death 2 (2014), Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fressenden, Julian Gilbey, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Julien Maury, Robert Morgan, Chris Nash, Vincenzo Natali, Hajime Ohata, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Todd Rohal, Jeroe Sable, Bruno Samper, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, and Sôichi Umezawa 
This second attempt at creating the ultimate horror alphabet anthology piece may not be as unsatisfying as the first one, but it is very forgettable nonetheless, and to be honest, I feel like it reached its peak during the creepily fun opening credits. 
Best Letters: X for Xylophone, Q for Questionnaire, K for Knell, F for Falling, H for Head Games, and S for Split
Metacritic : 40 (only two reviews), RottenTomatoes : 67%, IMDb : 5.9 

ABCs of Death 2 (2014), Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fressenden, Julian Gilbey, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Julien Maury, Robert Morgan, Chris Nash, Vincenzo Natali, Hajime Ohata, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Todd Rohal, Jeroe Sable, Bruno Samper, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, and Sôichi Umezawa 

This second attempt at creating the ultimate horror alphabet anthology piece may not be as unsatisfying as the first one, but it is very forgettable nonetheless, and to be honest, I feel like it reached its peak during the creepily fun opening credits. 

Best Letters: X for Xylophone, Q for Questionnaire, K for Knell, F for Falling, H for Head Games, and S for Split

Metacritic : 40 (only two reviews), RottenTomatoes : 67%, IMDb : 5.9 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), Charles B. Pierce
I actually quite dug the original The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a beautifully shot low budget horror film, which plays sort of like a ghoulish docudrama, with some legitimate and surprisingly spooky chills thrown in there thanks to the interesting directional choices from Charles B. Pierce, which were very much necessary in order to combat the lackluster script. 
Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 50%, IMDb : 6.1

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), Charles B. Pierce

I actually quite dug the original The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a beautifully shot low budget horror film, which plays sort of like a ghoulish docudrama, with some legitimate and surprisingly spooky chills thrown in there thanks to the interesting directional choices from Charles B. Pierce, which were very much necessary in order to combat the lackluster script. 

Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 50%, IMDb : 6.1

cinemawithoutpeople:

Exteriors in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper, dir.)

salesonfilm:

The Knick, 1x10 “Crutchfield” (wri. Jack Amiel & Michael Begler, dir. Steven Soderbergh)

The Knick: Season 1 (2014), Creators: Jack Amiel and Michael Begler
TV Review
Hands down, this is the most technically impressive TV show I have ever watched, with Steven Soderbergh’s directing style permeating the entire series, making it very cinematic, and a score from Cliff Martinez that makes an already interesting show even more intense and exciting, plus all of the actors are great, especially Clive Owen, who plays Dr. John Thackery, the selfish and racist surgeon with a cocaine addiction who somehow becomes likable thanks to Amiel and Begler’s intelligent writing. 
Metacritic : 75, RottenTomatoes : 89%, IMDb : 8.6

The Knick: Season 1 (2014), Creators: Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

TV Review

Hands down, this is the most technically impressive TV show I have ever watched, with Steven Soderbergh’s directing style permeating the entire series, making it very cinematic, and a score from Cliff Martinez that makes an already interesting show even more intense and exciting, plus all of the actors are great, especially Clive Owen, who plays Dr. John Thackery, the selfish and racist surgeon with a cocaine addiction who somehow becomes likable thanks to Amiel and Begler’s intelligent writing. 

Metacritic : 75, RottenTomatoes : 89%, IMDb : 8.6

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Alejandro González Iñárritu 
Along with brilliantly engaging and beautiful cinematography from Emmanuel Lubezki and memorable performances, especially from Keaton, Norton, Galifianakis, and Stone, there are simple but profound statements made about the common fear of being inadequate or worthless, which get increasingly more dark and honest throughout the film, and I found the whole experience really spectacular and deserving of a standing ovation.  
Metacritic : 86, RottenTomatoes : 92%, IMDb : 8.5

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Alejandro González Iñárritu 

Along with brilliantly engaging and beautiful cinematography from Emmanuel Lubezki and memorable performances, especially from Keaton, Norton, Galifianakis, and Stone, there are simple but profound statements made about the common fear of being inadequate or worthless, which get increasingly more dark and honest throughout the film, and I found the whole experience really spectacular and deserving of a standing ovation.  

Metacritic : 86, RottenTomatoes : 92%, IMDb : 8.5

ParaNorman (2012), Chris Butler and Sam Fell
It’s tough to have to follow Coraline, still my favorite stop-motion animated film of all time, but ParaNorman still succeeds, partially because the animation is so incredibly beautiful, but mostly because of the seamless and well constructed combination of classic zombie/horror elements with childlike whimsy, plus the message of not letting your fears control you or your actions is a great one. 
Metacritic : 72, RottenTomatoes : 87%, IMDb : 7.0

ParaNorman (2012), Chris Butler and Sam Fell

It’s tough to have to follow Coraline, still my favorite stop-motion animated film of all time, but ParaNorman still succeeds, partially because the animation is so incredibly beautiful, but mostly because of the seamless and well constructed combination of classic zombie/horror elements with childlike whimsy, plus the message of not letting your fears control you or your actions is a great one. 

Metacritic : 72, RottenTomatoes : 87%, IMDb : 7.0

Whiplash (2014), Director: Damien Chazelle, DP: Sharone Meir

The most gloriously frustrating film of the year!!