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  • The Visit

    The Visit 2015

    ★★★½ Rewatched 06 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The twist is the same as Don’t Look in the Basement, so spoiler alert for whichever of those movies you watch 2nd, but I like that one crucial difference is that The Visit actually has a relevant basement that the leads aren’t supposed to look in. Don’t Look in the Basement is a much better film, but I liked this too, and there’s great dialogue during a game of Yahtzee.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    The plot hinges on the park having to invent a new, terrifying, indestructible dinosaur because the crowds are viewing the regular, re-existing miracle dinosaurs just like an “elephant in a zoo”, as if zoos are not still popular today. J World can’t have been open for longer than like 10 years, and zoos have thrived for a whole lot longer than that without inventing a new animal to spike business, so wtf. As much as I kinda want to admire…

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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Apr, 2014

    I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2013 1

    The thing Brooke Adams does with her eyes in this movie might be my favorite thing anyone has done in any movie.