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  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    Rating: 84/100
    Verdict: Great

    Creed tells the story of Apollo Creed's son, as he seeks to carve out a name for himself as a fighter, free from his father's influence and resisting scrutiny along the way. Along the way, he is trained by former champion and longtime friend of his father, Rocky Balboa, and he learns to control his temper and channel his fighting spirit productively.

    Creed is a great, if overly traditional boxing drama. The screenplay basically serves as…

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    Rating: 78/100
    Verdict: Good

    "You want some advice? Never let anyone pick on you, or you'll carry it with you for the rest of your life. Those kids at school, they bigger than you? Then bring a knife with you to school. They beat you up, you go around to their houses at night, and burn them down with their families inside. What's the worst they could do?"

    The Guest is yet another film in the recent crop of independent…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween 1978

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2015

    Rating: 100/100
    Verdict: Masterful

    From the opening tracking sequence, Halloween birthed the modern slasher film. Aped by countless others but never fully matched in quality, impact and tension, it's one of the greatest slasher films of all time, if not THE greatest. Whereas other iconic slasher films feature a sense of fun and camp, such as the Friday the 13th sex-crazed lovably idiotic teenagers, and the Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Kreuger one-liners, Halloween is almost completely devoid of this,…

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.