Nick

I'm a motel man in a promised land that's filled with empty faces.

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Ikiru
  • The Shining
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Scream

    ★★★½

  • The People Under the Stairs

    ★★★★

  • The Last House on the Left

    ★★

  • I Vitelloni

    ★★★★

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    I remember wondering when Scream 4 ended what else the Scream movies possibly had left to satirize. They had done slasher originals, sequels, trilogies, and finally reboots, and it seemed they had come to the end of the line as far as different movie types were concerned. What more did they have left? By the first act of Scream 2022, the answer is pretty clear: everything. So much about film culture and what kind of movies are released has changed…

  • The People Under the Stairs

    The People Under the Stairs

    ★★★★

    Wes Craven's brilliance as a filmmaker lies in his ability to tell stories about America through thrillers and horror movies. Sometimes, these stories are about the movies themselves, sometimes they're about the various social and political issues that plague this nation, and sometimes they're about both. In any case, even when he doesn't quite pull it off, or the commentary isn't particularly insightful, Wes Craven always has something on his mind beyond the same-old same-old and the cliches of yesteryear;…

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