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  • The People Under the Stairs

    The People Under the Stairs 1991

    ★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2015

    If anything cane be said about Wes Craven as a filmmaker, it's that he had some rather unique ideas. Even when a film like The People Under the Stairs doesn't totally work, the film at the very least has interesting ideas on display. Here, it's mostly a very genre based take on a class struggle, with a group of underprivileged robbers trying to rob a group of blue blooded ancestral loving landlords. It's a premise that feels prescient even to…

  • Cub

    Cub 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Grimy Belgian horror that grounds its scares in animalistic hostility. The core group of characters here are a cub scout troop trying to have a calm camping trip in the woods sets up an obvious initial vulnerability, but one that isn't cloying. The boys in the cub scout troop feel like real kids, with realistic emotional distance and competitive spirit that makes the eventual killing spree from the forest dwelling villains all the more worth investing in. Even the teenage…

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jul, 2013 2

    Many have claimed that The Empire Strikes Back is, in many respects, the superior film of the original Star Wars trilogy and the entire Star Wars saga as a whole (which, for the record, isn't very hard when you include those other three films in the equation). The themes are darker, the characters are fleshed out, the newer characters serve to give the universe further depth and the reveal during the climax is often cited as one of the most…

  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2013

    Not much can really be said about Short Term 12. I'll put it simply; it makes you lose all faith in humanity... and then regain it in the span of 96 minutes. Brie Larson deserves that Best Actress statue now. One of the years best, if not thee best. SEE. IT.