Still Need to Watch: Heavenly Creatures, Braindead, Meet the Feebles, Bad Taste
Still Need to Rewatch: The Lovely Bones, The Frighteners
Peter Jackson is a real interesting case. He’s clearly brilliant on some level, but he also has missed big several times. He will always have a special place in my heart because of The Lord of the Rings films though if nothing else. Continue reading Ranking the Peter Jackson Films
I watched this show as a compromise, and it is one of the worst things I have ever watched. Never compromise.
Continue reading Ranking the Schitt’s Creek Seasons
Need to Re-Watch: Ali, The Insider
Michael Mann is just about as good as it gets. No one is able to take the general cops/robbers premise and make it as beautiful to look at and experience as Mann.
Continue reading Ranking the Michael Mann Films
Ben Phillips & Jerome Cusson watched a LOT of movies in 2022, and recorded a conversation about their respective Top 10s for your theoretical enjoyment.
Continue reading Ben & Jerome’s Top 10 Movies of 2022
Still Need to Watch: Walking and Talking, Please Give
Nicole Holofcener specializes in empathetically capturing the loves in self-involved upper middle class whites stuck in a bubble and going through it. No one going today is able to explore stuff like that and make you it seem so true to life. Continue reading Ranking the Nicole Holofcener Films
Jerome and Brian continue their discussion of underrated sequel by looking at one of the most popular movies in one of the biggest horror franchises of the 1980s, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Continue reading Pantheon Plus – Underrated Sequels: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Need to Watch: Sense and Sensibility, Ride with the Devil, Lust/Caution, Taking Woodstock, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,
Ang Lee is a pretty interesting filmmaker for a few reasons. He followed the classic late eighties/early nineties path of making small indie movies before increasingly being able to make bigger and bigger movies. On the surface, many of his films seem very different, but they are almost always very thematically connected. He has won multiple Best Director Oscars. And perhaps most importantly, his films show that he is one of the very few filmmakers in the world who can consistently make stories outside his comfort zone and manage to capture truth. Continue reading Ranking the Ang Lee Films
Films to Re-Watch: The Abyss, True Lies
Films Still Need to Watch (But will I bother? Unlikely): Piranha II: The Spawning
James Cameron mostly makes big spectacle films that I find compelling if not wholly satisfying. Here is how I rank them. Continue reading Ranking the James Cameron Films
The Resident Evil franchise is something I have had my eye on for a long time. I missed them all in the theater, and I am absolutely a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to the greatness of the films and Paul W.S. Anderson. Better late than never (I hope).
But yea, so these films are so much fun and do the #1 most important thing for me when it comes to franchises: each film feels different and unique.
Even with my beloved Fast/Furious and Mission: Impossible franchises, a lot of franchises “figure out” how to make a successful version of what they are doing and then just do it over and over again. (The PWS Anderson) Resident Evil series mostly avoided that entirely.
Without wasting any more of your time, here is how I have the Resident Evil movies ranked.
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Continue reading Ranking the Resident Evil Films
It’s time once again for The Reel World’s two superhero podcasts to cross the streams, as Ben, Matt, Jerome & Brian break down Phase 4 of the MCU and answer some burning questions.
Plus the ever-chaotic combined rankings of every movie and show. Enjoy the madness!
Continue reading Marvellous Journey/Superhero Pantheon Crossover 2023: MCU Phase 4