Category: i do movies badly

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I Do Movies Badly: Black Christmas

Black Christmas has earned its reputation as a seminal horror film, with Bob Clark’s directorial choices and effective subversion of the Christmas holiday season establishing its influence for decades to come (especially in 2020, when this reviewer will be heavily inspired...

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I Do Movies Badly: The Endless

Benson and Moorhead revisit the world that they established in Resolution with The Endless allowing them to explore more of the “what” of the entity controlling peoples’ fates, but still neglecting to answer the “why” or “how.”

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I Do Movies Badly: Resolution

Who’d have thought that it was a review from IMDb cluing me into how Resolution, a film that I initially wrote off as “two guys who did the best they could with what they had,” was actually a meta parody of tired...

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I Do Movies Badly: Spring

Benson and Moorhead’s Spring is a marvelous exploration of suspense over surprise, focusing on two closed off characters whose world views of objectification stem from their vulnerabilities and fears of loss (even if its female lead is far more interesting than its...

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I Do Movies Badly: Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out is a pretty faithful and earnest retelling of the 1919 “Black Sox” Scandal…to the film’s detriment. More concerned with compiling a mostly historically accurate checklist of what transpired, perhaps Sayles’ script would have been better served by another...