Movie Log

As I get older I find myself forgetting if I’d seen a movie or read a book. Since 2005 I have been keeping track of everything I watch, read and sometimes listen too or play. I have also organized this list by title and rating.

2022

Django

7/10
There was so much mud in this movie it made me uncomfortable. C’mon guys, wipe you feet before you... more

Baba Yaga

7/10
In Baba Yaga a young photographer gets mesmerized by the magic of an older witch. She is gradually lured... more

The Colossus of Rhodes

7/10
Sergio Leone’s debut was the only film of his that I hadn’t yet seen. It’s a sword and sandals... more

Ricco

6/10
A 70s gangster film from Italy starring Christopher Mitchum, son of Robert Mitchum. He looks like a spindly and... more

Yojimbo

8/10
I recently had a late-night eBay shopping spree in which I bought blu-ray versions of several Leone Westerns. This... more

Who Killed the Prosecutor and Why?

6/10
The movie opens with a young photographer witnessing and photographing a mob-style killing. Then, in one of the stupidest... more

Eyeball

7/10
Umberto Lenzi directs this post-Baker giallo about a group of tourists in Barcelona who are killed off one-by-one by... more

Bahubali Parts 1 & 2

7/10
This is an epic Indian film from the director of RRR. The first part is better than the second... more

Almost Human

8/10
Uberto Lenzi’s poliziotteschi about a small-time criminal who decides to kidnap an heiress and ends up killing just about... more

1990: The Bronx Warriors

6/10
I have finally submitted myself to the precursor to Escape from the Bronx. It’s a more enjoyable than the... more

Il Sorriso Del Ragno

3/10
A Eurocrime thriller about a fellow who gets wrapped up in a jewelry robbery. I’m not sure if he... more

Violent Province

4/10
This is a terrible Poliziotteschi about a ruthless cop who has been kicked off the force but is determined... more

Prey

8/10
It’s a Predator sequel that doesn’t suck! The plot mirrors the first movie but the setting has been shifted... more

My Dear Killer

6/10
Several years ago I tried watching this when a YouTube user posted it on their channel. I came to... more

Der Fan

7/10
A teenage girl is obsessed with a new wave pop star. She writes him letters, follows him to Munich,... more

Warning from Space

5/10
The most notable thing from this 1964 Japanese sci-fi movie is silly the starfish alien designs. The point of... more

Terror Creatures from the Grave

3/10
I came across this movie when it was featured in a list of pre-Romero zombie movies. The only thing... more

Chariots of the Gods

6/10
Are all ancient religions actually based on alien encounters? Of course not, but that’s not going to stop these... more

Everything Everywhere All at Once

8/10
I was really excited to see this movie and so my viewing suffered from raised expectations. I liked it... more

The Mansion of Madness

4/10
This is a 70s low-budget version of a Poe tale by the director of Alucarda. A reporter goes to... more

Violent City

7/10
I have been looking for this movie for quite some time. I love Charles Bronson and I love Tele... more

RRR

8/10
A wildly entertaining Indian film about a man trying to save his sister from the evil British governor and... more

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

7/10
There’s no escaping these superhero movies. I was trapped in rural America with two hours to kill and this... more

Spider-Man: No Way Home

8/10
I don’t really have any attachment to the old Spider-Men movies so the gimmick of bringing back the previous... more

The Girl in Room 2A

7/10
This Dick Randall produced giallo is, as one would expect, a complete mess. The plot seems to unfold randomly... more

The Devil In Maddalena

8/10
Like most who discover this movie, I knew about it only from Ennio Morricone’s legendary score. The title would... more

The Laughing Woman

9/10
The Blu-Ray version of The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion’s interviews and commentary mentioned Femina Ridens as... more

Succubus

6/10
I’ve been cautiously sampling more Jess Franco films. This one is arty and incoherent. I’m sure there might be... more

So Sweet, So Dead

5/10
In So Sweet, So Dead a string of unfaithful society wives are being killed off by a maniac who... more

Knife of Ice

5/10
One more Carol Baker giallo in which she plays a character whose past trauma has made her mute (is... more

A Black Veil for Lisa

4/10
A police thriller in which the hero is a 60 year old detective who constantly thinks his 26 year... more

Plague of the Zombies

8/10
Hammer films, especially horror, are hit or miss (mostly miss). Plague of the Zombies is a rare exception. This... more

Holy Motors

7/10
I wanted to check out more of Leos Carax’s work after watching Annette, and this is the movie that... more

Metti, Una Sera a Cena

6/10
A late 60s drama about a love triangle that becomes a love square that becomes a love pentagram. Each... more

A Quiet Place to Kill

7/10
Carol Baker returns in another early giallo about a murder plot in which a wife is killed on a... more

2021

Entertainment

4/10
I’m sorry to report, but the Neil Hamburger movie isn’t that good. It’s not a movie about the Neil... more

Thunder Road

9/10
I really liked The Wolf of Snow Hollow and needed to check out Jim Cumming’s debut. This one is... more

Orgasmo

6/10
This is the first Lenzi/Baker thriller and I thought it was pretty good considering it really doesn’t have any... more

A Night at the Opera

7/10
The first MGM Marx Brothers movie looks great and finally has a real story to follow, but none of... more

So Sweet… So Perverse

7/10
Another pre-Argento giallo mystery that felt a lot like the movie I had just watched the night before, Diabolique.... more

Diabolique

8/10
I’ve listened to so many commentaries on my various giallo DVDs that cite this movie as one of the... more

The Creeping Flesh

3/10
A zero budget Hammer horror that’s built around a stupid looking monster skeleton that Peter Cushing is researching. Spill... more

The Sweet Body of Deborah

7/10
The Sweet Body of Deborah is an early giallo that is more of a straight up mystery rather than... more

The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle

8/10
This was a murder mystery about a hooded strangler who carves the letter M into the foreheads of his... more

Dune [2021]

8/10
Slow but true to the book, which, admit it, wasn’t the most exciting of reads—those first 100 pages are... more

The Lovers on the Bridge

6/10
This felt like every early 90s art film I saw as a college kid. A few memorable scenes that... more

Escape from the Bronx

4/10
A no-budget Italian ripoff of Escape from New York. Apparently, this is the sequel to Bronx Warriors so maybe... more

Macchie di Belletto (Un Detective)

6/10
In this crime mystery, Franco Nero plays a police detective whose methods include warrantless entry, lying, threatening, and smacking... more

The Valley of Gwangi

6/10
This is Ray Harryhausen’s excuse to animate a rampaging T-Rex. The plot is cowboys versus dinosaurs which sounds a... more

The Card Counter

8/10
The guy from the new Star Warses is a card player and gambler who learned his trade after 10... more

Mysterious Island

7/10
This 1961 movie based on the Jules Verne story follows a group of Civil War soldiers who escape from... more

Phantasm: Ravager

6/10
The fifth Phantasm mostly revolves around Reggie’s sanity as he slips back and forth between different realities. The Tall... more

The Vast of Night

8/10
A very talky horror movie that works on the premise that sound and atmosphere are what brings tension. The... more

Phantasm IV: Oblivion

6/10
The make it up as you go horror series continues. Feels much smaller than the last three installments, with... more

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

7/10
I love how the Phantasm sequels start off by completely negating the end of the previous film. Each film... more

Only Yesterday

7/10
Studio Ghibli animated film about a middle aged woman who apparently is obsessed with her year in fifth grade.... more

The Prestige

8/10
I watched this immediately after reading the book and I can definitively say that the movie is better. The... more

Censor

8/10
Horror movie character study about a “Video Nasties” censor who begins to mix the memories of losing her sister... more

The Dark Knight Rises

8/10
My superhero movie epilogue has me finally watching the third Batman film (in the good trilogy). The Dark Knight... more

Spider-Man: Far From Home

6/10
Okay, one last Marvel movie before end this diversion and get back to 70s sleaze (I’ve been told I... more

Avengers: Endgame

7/10
Finally, my quest to watch all these movies has come to an end. It’s a fitting climax but is... more

Ant-Man and the Wasp

6/10
Back to a sitcom-level Marvel movie. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the light tone but after Infinity War... more

Avengers: Infinity War

8/10
The years of dudes fighting in the sky and blue LASERs of death have lead to this event movie.... more

Thor: Ragnarok

7/10
What an incredible improvement over the last two Thor movies. They are no longer trying to be a poor... more

Black Panther

6/10
I can’t believe how much praise this Marvel installment received. It’s so cheesy but takes itself way too seriously.... more

Doctor Strange

6/10
The main story arc feels like a zillion other movies. What makes this one enjoyable is the dazzling array... more

Spiderman: Homecoming

8/10
I was surprised by how good this Marvel entry was. It’s genuinely funny, the main villain is well fleshed-out,... more

To Be or Not to Be

7/10
This is an odd duck with weird tonal issues. There are plenty of gonzo Mel Brooks moments but the... more

Captain America: Civil War

6/10
The story of the rift between the Avengers was not very compelling and is more of an excuse to... more

Malignant

8/10
The story feels like a cheesy straight-to-video horror movie that came out in the late 80s but the visual... more

Avengers: Age of Ultron

5/10
The story is not very interesting and the movie is almost 60% dudes fighting in the sky lameness. We’re... more

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

8/10
The Guardians films remain the best of the Marvel movies. This is mostly due to their disconnect from Earthly... more

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7/10
This one is a little better than the last few Marvel movies I’ve watched. The first half is basically... more

Thor: The Dark World

4/10
None of the actors except the guy who plays Loki appear to be having any fun. Everything just feels... more

Iron Man 3

5/10
These Marvel movies feel like a Television series, and by Television Series I mean a mindless sitcom that you... more

Thor

5/10
Fish out of water parts were okay. The stuff in Middle Earth was really dumb.

Iron Man 2

5/10
The great superhero slog continues. Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal is fun, but nothing interesting really happens in this movie... more

The Beach House

7/10
An okay horror movie with some annoying acting at the beginning but it get better as the horror ratchets... more

Dead & Buried

8/10
I really didn’t know anything about this movie even though I remember the box art from the video rental... more

Captain Marvel

6/10
I have largely ignored superhero movies since the first Avengers movie. I never really dislike the ones I’ve seen,... more

Stop Making Sense

9/10
I’ll admit it, I really don’t like the Talking Heads. Their 3 or 4 radio hits are okay, but... more

In a Lonely Place

8/10
Bogart is screen writer with a short fuse who is wrongly accused of murder. His alibi is his new... more

Annette

9/10
I went into this knowing what to expect on the music side of things. It’s a further exploration of... more

The Zombie Walks

8/10
What a wonderfully goofy and fun movie. This is the first German Krimi film I have ever watched and... more

Dark Waters

3/10
A Russian horror movie about a island convent that houses some sort of demon that is released when a... more

There Will Be Blood

8/10
Daniel Day-Lewis acts up a storm while talking in a weird deep voice. He main nemesis comes across as... more

The Sparks Brothers

8/10
Since the late 80s, Sparks has been one of my favorite bands. Despite their long career there isn’t much... more

The Death of Stalin

8/10
A dark comedy in the vein of Dear Reader in which historical events are depicted in their absurd reality.... more

Troll Hunter

7/10
Found footage film about a group of Norwegian documentarians following a guy who hunts gigantic CGI trolls. Better than... more

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

7/10
The skillful and clever style of this movie has become an aesthetic touchstone for just about every gaming YouTuber... more

Venus in Furs

8/10
I have had this on DVD for quite some time now and am re-watching it after noticing I never... more

Dredd

7/10
There are hints of The Terminator (the first one) and Robocop in this but it doesn’t quite rise to... more

Sound of Noise

8/10
A group of avant-garde percussionists decide to go rogue and put on the ultimate performance by breaking-in to various... more

The Editor

6/10
A horror-comedy that takes aim at lampooning Italian giallo and horror films. It never quite nails the comedy part... more

The Kid Detective

8/10
What happens when a child prodigy detective like Encyclopedia Brown graduates out of schoolyard mysteries into solving real crimes?... more

Murder in an Etruscan Cemetery

4/10
In keeping with animal themed giallos, this is also known as The Scorpion with Two Tails. I don’t know... more

Tropic of Cancer

3/10
Similarly to Jess Franco’s film Venus in Furs, this has nothing to do with the classic book of the... more

The Etruscan Kills Again

5/10
An alcoholic archeologist (aren’t they all?) is at the center of this murder mystery that jumps from scene to... more

Assault

7/10
A British mystery thriller featuring Suzi Kendall. The more I see of Suzi the more I like her acting... more

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

9/10
On the surface, this a horror movie about a small mountain town that has been plagued with a number... more