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  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2016

    It would be enough to turn the home invasion genre on its ear, making the intruders the victims and the home-owner the one doing the terrorizing. It would be enough to make the villain a blind man, thus allowing for not only a message of how you can't underestimate anyone, but also setting up a series of terrifically staged sequences that use darkness and sound design to expertly create tension and scares.

    Both of those things would be enough to…

  • Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf

    Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf 2015

    ★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    I've made a series of life decisions that allow me to tell you, with some authority, that SHARKTOPUS VS WHALEWOLF is better than SHARKTOPUS VS PTERACUDA but not really as good as the original SHARKTOPUS. Take that for what it's worth. All I can really say about my rationale is that in the last half hour of this one, Casper Van Dien goes full Looney Tunes mugging in his performance, and it made me laugh. So it's got that going for it.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2015

    "Pure cinema." It's the notion of focusing on the purest elements of cinema...motion, visual composition and rhythm.

    You will not find a better expression of Pure Cinema in the action genre than Mad Max: Fury Road.

    I loved every single beautiful, insane and exhilarating frame of this movie. This is the Mad Max series reborn in the most over-the-top, mythic fashion possible, delivering the biggest and best action sequences we have seen in years, while somehow also not forgetting to…

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2015 2

    It's always tempting to look for the flaws in a movie with this much hype and positive buzz...but sometimes the movie is just really that good, folks. What is most impressive about It Follows is not just the incredible sense of tension it manages to build with such a simple (but creative) premise, but rather how modern and fresh it manages to feel even while indulging in the kind of "throw back" stylings that are really popular in the genre…