Quick Reviews Courtesy of Netflix

These last few months have been....something. Thankfully, Netflix has been there for me on both the streaming and DVD side.



Deep Red - For someone who counts Suspiria as one of their all time favorite movies, I haven't seen any other Dario Argento movie. I decided to fix that starting with Deep Red. I really liked it. I liked the aesthetic and enjoyed the "whodunit" part of the mystery, even if the killer ended up being a bit of a stretch at the end. B


Eli - For a Netflix horror film, this was actually pretty decent. It's very basic but it didn't end the way most horror films telling that story would have. I appreciated that. C+


High Life - This is easily one of the worst films I've seen this year. It's less of a science fiction film and more about a study on sex. Robert Pattinson is not a compelling lead. I know the internet is obsessed with him right now but I find him to be pretty mediocre. The only decent thing is Mia Goth and Juliette Binoche. They try. D


Porto- What a waste of Anton Yelchin. It's so obvious a dude made this movie. The sex scene was all about lingering on the woman and only showed Yelchin's back. C-


Izzy Gets The Fuck Across Town - This was enjoyable enough until the ending. Izzy is such a trainwreck, she treats everyone like shit, and I kept hoping the end of this film would be her getting her much needed reality check but it essentially justifies her bad behavior in a way. Ultimately even a few days later, this film is very forgettable. C-

Comments

  1. I kind of dismissed Eli but I'm so curious about that ending. It can't be worse than Wounds so I'm going to give it a go next week I think.

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    1. I feel like so many demon child movies all end the exact same way, so I appreciate that this one didn't.

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  2. I still want to see High Life despite the fact that I haven't seen anything by Claire Denis. I also want to see Deep Red as Argento in the 70s was considered him in his prime.

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    1. I haven't seen any of Denis' other work either. I'd still be willing to give her a chance, I Just think the narrative in this film didn't work.

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  3. High Life sounds so damn awful i don't think I'll even give this a shot

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    1. It starts off so boring then when the flashbacks start it's just bonkers and I did not have a good time. lol

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  4. Glad you liked Deep Red, a stronger story than Suspiria. You can't go wrong with Dario Argento from the 70s and 80s. He lost the magic in the 90s.

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    1. Structure wise yes, I agree it's stronger in that aspect. It lacks the beauty of Suspiria. I really want to check out more of his work, I'll keep in mind to stick to the earlier decades.

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  5. I'll need to check out Deep Red. The others ones feel very meh to me. But guh, I miss Anton Yelchin.

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    1. I do too. He was so talented. Makes me sad every time.

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  6. Netflix hasn't been treating you well it seems.. I'm the saddest about High Life. I haven't watched it yet because I did hear bad reviews here and there but part of me really wants to like it.

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    1. It's so fucking terrible but maybe you will be in a better mood for it? I don't know. lol

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