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  • The Faculty 1998

    ★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014 1

    Wrote about this for my '90s horror poll here. Reader and contributor Christopher Fujino rightly pointed out that I mistakenly wrote that Jon Stewart's character dies, when he's actually shown to be badly injured but alive at the end. I literally watched the movie less than two weeks before writing that and completely forgot; I'm not sure whether to blame The Faculty, my early onset dementia or both.

  • Prom Night 1980

    ★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2014 2

    I'm honestly surprised this is remembered over 30 years later; while it's one of the slashers Jamie Lee Curtis did in quick succession, it's not nearly as enjoyable as her work with Carpenter, or even Terror Train. Between a predictable murder mystery overstuffed with obvious red herrings and some of the ugliest soft-focus cinematography I've ever seen, this was something of a chore to get through. The high point is Jamie Lee's disco dancing; the low point is everything else.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 7

    One of my fondest moviegoing memories is the collective groan a frustrated opening weekend audience let out as Stanley Kubrick's elusive final film cut to black. It's a fair response, as Eyes Wide Shut deliberately upends our expectations; it's a movie that was sold on the promise of raunchy sex scenes featuring its then-married leads, but while there's plenty of skin throughout the film, the sex is as cold and alien as Crash (the Ballard book/Cronenberg film). I've heard a…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Oct, 2012 2

    Took a break from horror to watch this last night with a friend who hadn't seen it; at the end, she said that it was very sweet. It was the fourth time I've watched Drive, and it struck me this time how much it's a film about loneliness. All of the audacious style, every beautifully composed shot, the incredible action sequences and moments of shocking violence, the amazing soundtrack, everything that makes Drive so memorable hinges on two characters, divided…