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My Watchlist

TITLE YEAR RATING GENRE
Movies      
  The Holy Mountain 1973 5 Fantasy, Surreal
  Blade Runner 1982 5 Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Noir
  Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 5 Biography, Drama
  Akira 1988 5 Anime, Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic
  End of Evangelion 1997 5 Anime, Mecha, Apocalyptic
  Children of Men 2006 5 Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic
  Thirst 2009 5 Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  Snowpiercer 2013 5 Drama, Sci-Fi
  Aniara 2018 5 Sci-Fi, Space
  Burning 2018 5 Drama, Mystery
  Shoplifters 2018 5 Crime, Drama
  Blame! 2017 4 Anime, Sci-fi, Post-Apocalyptic
  Battle Royale 2000 4 Sci-Fi, Murder Gameshow
  Dancer in the Dark 2000 4 Crime, Drama, Musical
  The Host 2006 4 Action, Drama, Horror
  Killing them Softly 2012 4 Crime
  VVitch 2015 4 Drama, Horror, Mystery
  Mother! 2017 4 Drama, Horror, Mystery
  Tour de Pharmacy 2017 4 Comedy, Sport
  High Life 2018 4 Sci-Fi, Space, Prison
  His House 2020 4 Drama, Horror, Thriller
  The Last Duel 2021 4 Action, Drama, History
  Flowers of Shanghai 1998 3 Drama
  Zodiac 2007 3 Crime, Drama, Mystery
  City of Ember 2008 3 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  Antichrist 2009 3 Drama, Horror, Thriller
  Melancholia 2011 3 Drama, Sci-Fi
  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 3 Crime, Drama, Mystery
  Creep 2 2017 3 Horror, Indie
  The Ritual 2017 3 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  Prospect 2018 3 Sci-Fi, Space Cowboy
  Come to Daddy 2019 3 Horror, Mystery
  Vivarium 2019 3 Horror
  Last Night in Soho 2021 3 Drama, Horror, Mystery
  Hostel: Part III 2011 2 Horror
  Prometheus 2012 2 Sci-Fi, Space, Aliens
  Hereditary 2018 2 Drama, Horror, Mystery
  Midsommer 2019 2 Drama, Horror, Mystery
  The Last Days on Mars 2013 1 Sci-Fi, Space, Horror
  Monster Hunter 2020 1 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  There's Someone Inside Your House 2021 1 Horror, Slashser
  The Unforgivable 2021 0 Crime, Drama
  Memories [1/3] 1995    
  Monsieur Lazhar 2011   Comedy, Drama
  The House that Jack Built 2018   Crime, Drama, Horror
  The Lighthouse 2019   Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  Dune 2021   Action, Adventure, Drama
  In the Earth 2021   Horror
TV Shows      
  Equinox 2020   Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  Utopia 2013 4 Drama, Sci-Fi
  Squid Game 2021 3 Sci-Fi, Murder Gameshow
  Neon Genesis Evangelion 1995 5 Animation, Action, Drama
  Cowboy Bebop 1998 5 Animation, Action, Adventure
Games      
  Elden Ring 2022   Action RPG
  Super Mario Odyssey 2017 4 3D Platformer
  Prey 2017   Action, Shooter
  Resident Evil Village 2021 3 Action, Horror, Shooter
  Resident Evil 2 2019 4 Survival Horror
  Monster Hunter Rise 2021 4 Fantasy
  Ghost of Tsushima 2020 3 Historical Fiction
  Dark Souls 2011 5 Fantasy
Books      
  It Came from Something Awful 2019    

Rating System

The basis for my rating system is entirely so I can more easily recommend and find films to rewatch. They are ranked completely based on how much I would ever want to rewatch or recommend something.

0 Never Finished
1 Terrible — would not want to rewatch ever
2 Bad — but had some entertainment value
3 Good — would recommend to some or rewatch on occasion
4 Great — would recommend and rewatch anytime, but not perfect
5 Perfect — recommend everyone see for entertainment value or artistic merit

This document is to help me keep track of things I've watched/read and enjoyed so I can more easily look back and provide recommendations to friends. With that purpose in mind it is not a complete list and I may trim entries I deem not work remembering (AKA too boring!).

Movies

The Holy Mountain

A movie that is not for everyone, but everyone should consider watching.

Blade Runner

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

[2022-01-19 Wed]

Akira

The best animated feature film in my humble opinion.

End of Evangelion

Children of Men

Perhaps my favorite film. Feels extremely relevant every time I watch it.

Only complaint is that scene when that windshield shatters.

Thirst

Best vampire movie I've ever seen.

Snowpiercer

Aniara

[2021-11-11 Thu]

Very good slow space science fiction movie.

I really like these new small budget science fiction movies like High-Life and Prospect that explore new ideas beyond just showcasing special effects. Not to say the special effects are bad, all these films play to their strengths and look great as well. Of those movies this one is definitely the saddest, but also feels like the most real and grounded. It's easy to get swept up into the narrative and characters and be really impacted by the story.

The movie is actually a based on a famous Swedish poem of the same name by Harry Martinson. You can read an English translation of the poem here.

Burning

Shoplifters

[2022-02-11 Fri]

Extremely genuine move that captures the struggle of poverty along with the happy moments in between.

Blame!

Great anime, best CGI anime I've seen. I'm very interested in reading the manga at some point as there is some very interesting world building. An AI endlessly building a city that destroys the planet is an interesting manifestation of the paperclip maximizer problem.

Battle Royale

Dancer in the Dark

The Host

Killing them Softly

Really good simple crime/mob movie.

VVitch

Mother!

Tour de Pharmacy

High Life

His House

Really good horror movie. Initially I thought it was just going to be about the horror and alienation immigrants experience, but then it gets spooky. Honestly, both sides of that were handled very well. The supernatural elements did not undermine the main themes.

The Last Duel

[2022-02-12 Sat]

My favorite recent Ridley Scott movie. Great sets, great costumes, great fights, good drama, and a pretty good story.

Flowers of Shanghai

Zodiac

City of Ember

[2021-11-23 Tue]

Definitely watched this before at some point. Easy fun, and fun sets. Nice to see a family movie from before there was a ton of CGI used.

Antichrist

Spoilers

Warning, genital gore.

Melancholia

[2021-11-12 Fri]

Having just watched Aniara this week I was looking for something with a similar vibe. This definitely fit that, but I feel like my expectations from Aniara made me enjoy this less. Where Aniara waste's no time Melancholia is constantly stopping for the sake of symbolism. Still overall a very good movie and I might increase my rating of it in the future.

One of the most accessible Lars Von Trier movies I've seen.

Spoilers

I really liked Justine's portrayal of depression. It felt extremely real and genuine. However I felt the introduction of her character's clairvoyance undermined it in the third act.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I watched the Swedish version a while ago and remember enjoying it but feeling like the ending didn't satisfy me. Then I never watched the sequels so that may be on me…

Liked

Creep 2

[2021-10-16 Sat]

Good sequel, does things different than the original, but still manages to maintain tension throughout the movie. Still an extremely "indie" feeling movie, but really works.

The Ritual

Pretty good horror movie, good aesthetics and situation. Characters kinda get annoying at times.

Prospect

Come to Daddy

[2021-11-09 Tue]

Pretty fun good twists through the whole movie. Overall entertaining.

Vivarium

[2021-10-10 Sun]

Last Night in Soho

Hostel: Part III

[2021-10-10 Sun]

Definitely the worst of the Hostel movie. Lacks any of the comedy or charm of the first two movies. Less gross than the first two, but that just adds to the movie being boring.

Prometheus

It's not as bad as some people say. At time the effects are quite interesting to watch like with the anamotric alien head or in the fantastic surgery scene. Michael Fassbender steals the show as the android David, and is great in the sequal as well. Ultimately its the inconsistent tone and a plot that feels like it was just written to justify disjointed action scenes leaves a lot to be desired.

I'll note while Alien (1971) is one of my favorite movies I am not a purist. I even like Alien Resurrection.

Hereditary

See my thoughts on Midsommer they are basically the same opinions. I felt like the third act really takes off out of nowhere.

Midsommer

I know a lot of people really like Ari Aster films, but for me they all just miss. I don't find the symbolism deep or particularly interesting. If anything the messaging at time is too heavy handed.

That being said, Ari Aster does know how to create extremely interesting and beautiful visuals. This movie definitely nails that aspect.

The Last Days on Mars

[2021-11-08 Mon]

Good set design and effects. I liked that the buildings felt very real and also very reminiscent of the spaceship in Alien.

Spoilers

I was disappointed the twist turned out to be zombies. Zombies in space is not that interesting.

Monster Hunter

[2021-11-23 Tue]

Could have been stupid fun. Really odd choice making it a movie about soldiers that are wormholed into the Monster Hunter world. Also really lame how little in this movie characters actually hit a monster with a sword.

There's Someone Inside Your House

Worst movie I've seen this year. Not very interesting and the twist at the end was very obvious. Only funny bit was when the church girl turned out to have recorded a white supremacist podcast. If all of the kids secrets were crazy like that it would have been a much better movie.

The Unforgivable

[2021-12-13 Mon]

WATCHING Memories [1/3]

I've only watched part 1 Magnetic Rose which was very good.

TODO Monsieur Lazhar

TODO The House that Jack Built

TODO The Lighthouse

TODO Dune

TODO In the Earth

TV Shows

WATCHING Equinox

Utopia

[2021-11-08 Mon]

Great show. Good balance of twists without getting corny.

Squid Game

[2021-09-28 Tue]

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Cowboy Bebop

Games

Elden Ring

Soon.

Super Mario Odyssey

[2022-01-15 Sat]

It's good, it's charming, and it's great for listening to audio books.

Prey

Resident Evil Village

[2021-10-25 Mon]

Pretty good but really peaks at the castle and never quite rises back to that level. Not enough default enemy variety.

Resident Evil 2

[2021-09-30 Thu]

Really fun quick game. I've never played the original (or any other Resident Evil games) so it was a very fresh and fun experience. Loved the retro puzzle solving and key hunting. Graphics were superb, gore effects were fanatic.

I played through both Claire and Leon's story so I could get the true ending. I'd recommend playing as Claire first then Leon that way you can get used to exploring the police station before getting hunted by Mr. X.

Spoilers

I was disappointed that in secret evil lab the escalation from huge fleshy monsters in the sewers is to lame plant zombies. Now maybe I have too many house plants, but personally I'm not scared of plants.

Monster Hunter Rise

[2021-05-10 Mon]

Great iteration on the Monster Hunter formula. I like how the game is more streamlined than Monster Hunter World. World was my first time playing the series and I found it a bit overwhelming. I never used things like the

Impressive how the graphical downgrade to put Monster Hunter on the Switch is not that noticeable. Monsters still look fantastic. The only thing I miss is the insanely confusing maps from World. The maps are good, but the labyrinthine design of the maps in World made the feel gigantic.

which was my first Monster Hunter game)I like it a bit more than Monster Hunter World. I mainly like how the game is more streamlined. Tlets be honest the tracking system in Monster Hunter World was so dumbed)

because it's much more streamlined , especially since Monster Hunter has always been a great game to play while watching TV.

Ghost of Tsushima

Beautiful game, pretty good story. The combat is okay, but starts to get stale towards the end of the game, and its difficult to shake up as other options like steal are horribly broken.

Lots of cool outfits, but you'll end up only ever wearing the traveler's outfit 90% of the time as it vibrates your controller when you are near points of interest/collectibles.

Dark Souls

Books

It Came from Something Awful

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