RSS feed for Chris

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Law Abiding Citizen

    Law Abiding Citizen

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Lots of interesting pieces here, but sadly little care is given to how those pieces fit together, and the ending really exacerbates the issues.

    As many reviews mention, this is more or less a cross between Death Wish and Se7en (Review), but it is less cohesive or tonally decisive than either.

    The absolutely brutal opening is so violent, so in-your-face, and so over-the-top that its depiction is questionable, perhaps unnecessarily gut-wrenching and gruesome.

    That said, Clyde Shelton's (Gerard Butler's) subsequent…

  • Ghost Ship

    Ghost Ship

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Weirdly enough, I've been meaning to see Ghost Ship for nearly 20 years.

    It was one of a handful of movie covers that intrigued me back in the days when one would peruse the aisles of Movie Gallery, Blockbuster, and Hollywood Video.

    And whaddaya know? It's complete shit.

    The opening scene is actually pretty great. Decently shot, utterly indelible, and unflinchingly graphic. The level of gratuitousness is borderline comical, but hey, we're here for entertainment. The movie is called fucking…

Popular reviews

More
  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    That was the least interesting superhero movie I've ever seen.

    Not the worst, mind you. Maybe the second worst. But at least Catwoman runs under two hours and offers so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

    Infinity War is a bloated piece of empty, corporate garbage.

    This movie takes TWO AND A HALF HOURS to tell a story that could've been done in 80 minutes.

    The worst part is that roughly 75% of this is characters standing around talking to each other about what just…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't think this is necessarily an outright bad film, but what the fuck is the point here?

    Is the point that war is hell? If so, this is obvious to everyone already. Films like Saving Private Ryan or We Were Soldiers depict the visual atrocity and gut-wrenching fear, pain, and confusion of soldiers much more viscerally and accurately. This is a bleached, PG-13 affair that seems content to shy away from the blood, the burning corpses, and the horrifically…