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  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    While It Follows contains some striking imagery and a nostalgic soundtrack, it's most commendable for its original concept. The rules of the creature in the film enable the scenes to play out with a sense of unnerving dread, and though the film never fully terrifies or evokes a sense of supreme horror, it stays efficiently creepy throughout.

    While I remained interested in the story and the psychology of the creature itself, I was disappointed in the pacing of this film.…

  • The Boondock Saints

    The Boondock Saints 1999

    ★★★½ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2015

    I watched this again on Blu-Ray - the director's cut to be specific - for the first time in about 13 years. It's still got it.

    Still some of the best, funniest dialogue to ever hit 90s crime film. Still one of the best and most entertaining performances from Willem Dafoe. Still some of the most creative violence. And still an ultimately good, if overly simplistic and not profound, message, hidden underneath the pulp filmmaking style that obviously still divides this film's reception to this day.

    I don't care what anybody says, The Boondock Saints is a good movie.

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  • 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.

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown 1974

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2014 1

    Chinatown is a great noir film with what I would consider now to be one of my favorite Jack Nicholson roles. Other than Nicholson and Faye Dunaway the performances are average, but the soundtrack alternates from classic noir to mostly-thriller-but-nearly-horror atmospheric elements, and the narrative is surprisingly easy to follow for a noir film, without sacrificing good writing in the process. Starting off slow but building gradually and becoming far more interesting as the film progresses, the narrative and its…