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Bill Arceneaux

Bill Arceneaux
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 62% Suspiria (2018) The beads of sweat coming off my brow and from my pits made for some discomfort but didn't rival the uncomfortable horror, the unnerving attractiveness, and ultimately the deeply embedded sounds and images the film put forth.‐ Big Easy Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
5/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) It's a singular performance in a singular movie, to be certain. One that will have you smiling and teary-eyed for various - right or wrong - reasons.‐ Big Easy Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
5/5 100% Chained for Life (2018) The finest, funniest, and most cryptically thoughtful film on the subject (of ableism) that I've seen in this or any year. ‐ Big Easy Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Jaws will be dropped and cheers will be had from watching this one, which is already a frontrunner for my best of the year list.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
5/5 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Enthralling from first to final frame, Have a Nice Day stays constant in tone but ever evolving in how the content changes our perspectives.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 82% Tragedy Girls (2017) Tragedy Girls evokes and provokes, pushing the label of the protagonist and our relationship with/understanding of the "hero/heroes" in a given story. Time will tell where it'll rank among this decade's best movies.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
5/5 68% Golden Exits (2018) Golden Exits is a post love, post-passion and pro anti-depressant film. It is expressing its own curiosity at what it feels to be the inevitable conclusion of youth and living like there's no tomorrow.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Rainbow Experiment (2018) Don't let the many characters fool or overwhelm you, as it isn't some sort of exam for the audience. There are many details hidden and expressed directly in each shot that gives the story obsessive something to salivate over.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
5/5 91% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a cinematic fight for that world, one that could be born out of creativity and dreaming. Out of romance. Out of the movies.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is smoothly tender and will speak to everyone everywhere, in unexpectedly sweet and cutely funny ways, if you give it a chance to do so - which I hope you do.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 56% LBJ (2017) Sincere in its duty but concerned in its thought, LBJ ranks as an excellent adaptation of Johnson.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is magic in the real.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2.5/5 70% Dayveon (2017) A story that doesn't quite live up to its spirit filled images and lofty vision, but will sting no matter what? Lay off the honey, this writer says to himself.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Slimed (2010) There is beauty to be had in these low-budget images...Slimed is at its best when it just scratches the surface of its "message" and lets the events unravel and wash over us all.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
0/5 33% Kuso (2017) Kuso commits a violation far worse than gross toilet level existence; it's straight boring. A moebius strip of distasteful sickness.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3.5/5 94% Gook (2017) [Gook] slipped on the words, but understood the music.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
5/5 86% Okja (2017) Okja is biting with tenderness and edginess.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 50% Burning Annie (2003) Burning Annie very much is a dissection and reworking of the arcs and lessons of Annie Hall, clever and introspective. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet People (2016) Its grand intentions can't keep pace with its wordy nature, its heavy handed and blunt conversations or its story that feels more like a moebius strip than an elliptical. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
5/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night is not an easily watched time at the cinema, but through its perilous devastation and mood is a rewarding and valuable time, spent with your own anxiety and the lump in your throat that you try to choke down.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet I'm Not Fascinating - The Movie I'm Not Fascinating gets in and gets out with enough funny to not leave regret in its wake.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
5/5 69% Free Fire (2017) A violent romp, a mishmash of tropes and personalities, an example of what can be done when a director sits back and focuses more on the aftermath of an inciting incident than worrying about chapters or resolutions.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
5/5 85% Sylvio (2017) No matter what, Sylvio gave me belly laughs and evocative feels. Thus far, it is my favorite film of the year. A most disturbing year, but still.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) A perfect example of what is perceived as "escapism."‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2.5/5 64% Before I Fall (2017) However good Before I Fall is at painting its portrait of a teenager in an existential crisis most severe, it is equally bad at giving way to schmaltz.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Fare (2016) To fully elaborate on this summation would be to undercut the surprise and impact Fare is sure to have on unsuspecting viewers.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Absolutely thoughtful, absolutely fun, absolutely funny.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017