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  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★★

    The Wailing might be one of the most expertly-crafted horror films I've ever seen. At roughly 2.5 hours, it's a haunting journey. It does away with jump scares, choosing instead to creep inside you and wait until the right moment when your defenses are lowered. Not a single frame of its runtime is superfluous, and the end result is something that's really sticking with me. That's damn good horror.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★

    The highest praise I can give Suicide Squad is that it is a resounding disappointment. The movie itself is a confusing mess of plot threads - all missing either a beginning, a middle, or an end - that isn't sure whether it's supposed to be funny, edgy, or cookie-cutter blockbuster Hollywood bullshit. And it's a shame, because the individual pieces of a good film are all there, but somewhere during the construction the whole thing collapsed in on itself, becoming…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★★

    Nolan's masterpiece, making his Batman trilogy greater than the sum of its parts. When I saw The Dark Knight, I honestly didn't believe there was any way the film could be bested in the comic movie realm. However, Nolan has done just that with this final installment.

  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    ★★★★½

    A beautiful, moving film about refusing to accept your lot in life; about refusing to just go with the flow and let outside forces pressure you into a life you don't want. I wish the ending was more bold and willing to commit to one message or another, but everything else is so damn near perfect that I almost don't care about its stumbles toward the end. I wish there were more films that were willing to be both as grounded and as bizarre as this one.