David Surace is a connoisseur of film and a collector of facts. Though only 23, he is regarded by his peers as the doyen of cinema knowledge, especially concerning its impact on culture from the point of an “old-soul” millennial. In his life and in his reviews, he always attempts to imbue flawless grammar and unapologetically blunt honesty (and occasional swearing).
“Alan!” – A velociraptor, Jurassic Park 3 This movie’s title is a bit long and ridiculous (under what circumstances is the dinosaur ‘kingdom’ fallen? It’s ludicrous) so I will delightfully refer to this as “Dinosaurs 5” because it is amusing. Anyway, the newest Dinosaurs film was fairly entertaining. That said, this movie hit many of […]
Well, this is a ridiculous movie. It is about a group of adult men playing tag. That’s the movie. Really. I expect most readers to think “wait, that’s absurd, that won’t be a good movie” and they would be…somewhat wrong. Technically, the movie is about tag but it’s so hilariously over-the-top most of the time that […]
What a haunting and visceral experience I’ve had with this film…it is beautiful and terrifying and fantastic. Perhaps more importantly, this movie is….subtle. There are things you won’t notice right away, that aren’t just thrown in your face haphazardly with a sudden loud noise (as has become expected with modern horror). Hereditary gives you that […]
The review for Deadpool was the first I formally wrote here, and now, as it goes, there’s been a sequel. Now, my main complaint for Deadpool 1 was that the story was mindless and overly simplistic. I am pleased to note that, for this sequel, they made sure to have an interesting and compelling story. […]
Here we have another film in the famous Marvel Cinematic Universe….yet it hardly comes across as such. Most Marvel movies seem to be boggled down by massive amounts of expository world-building and character development; while this is important, in a sense, it can also be stale. When I saw Doctor Strange in 2016, although I […]
I’ve received some requests to elaborate on my categorical ratings in reviews, as well as the significance of the numbers. I suppose I’ll leave this here for curious readers who want further insight regarding my process. For Story, it’s about the progression of events through the film. It’s not the initial premise, but rather, […]