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  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Nov, 2014

    While the film tends to be a bit cliche in the final act, if you have seen the original film then this will a rather fascinating watch. The way that it's a sort of meta-sequel/remake and how it pulls similar scenes and beats and twists them in modern ways is actually rather impressive. Not to mention that the director does his best to create a visual experience that makes it feel like it should have gotten a pretty legit theatrical…

  • Mad Monkey Kung Fu 1979

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 Nov, 2014

    I enjoyed this film much more the second time around with proper expectations. The finale is worth it just out of the sheer ridiculouslness of the the choreography and the speed of the fight sequence. It's still not one of my favorite films from Lau Kar Leung (RIP) but I just enjoyed it more.

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  • Scanners 1981

    ★★★½ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2014

    I have a love and hate relationship with this film. Cronenberg obviously approached this film in a specific manner, grounding a rather high concept science fiction horror film like an espionage thriller and outside of a few moments of extremity (you know what I'm talking about) he keeps the film on a firm pacing and low profile. It's this same subtle and twisting script that often feels like it lacks emotional punch and a sense of urgency in the third…

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.