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  • Tenebre

    Tenebre

    ★★★½

    March Around the World 2019 – Italy 

    An author becomes wrapped up with serial murders, when someone starts killing people associated with him and his new book. The story is twisty with lots of characters (none of whom I cared much about), lots of deaths with good amounts of splatter. Dario Argento is great at creating unsettling atmosphere even in fully lit rooms, and the music is phenomenal.

  • mon mon mon MONSTERS

    mon mon mon MONSTERS

    ★★★½

    March Around the World 2019 – Taiwan 

    Although the movie opens with the monsters tearing apart a homeless man, it shows the compassion between the monsters as the elder gently cares for the younger. So when a group of teenagers (who are all pretty much awful) capture the little monster, our sympathies are immediately with her. None of the humans are likable in this — most of the teens actively bully and abuse one another, while the teacher stands by…

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  • Bride & Prejudice

    Bride & Prejudice

    ★★★½

    Bride & Prejudice was a lot more fun than I expect it to be. As an adaptation of one of my favorite novels, the culture clash works fairly well (though it does make Darcy seem racist at first). The colors and costumes are wonderful and the music is light-hearted. The ending felt rushed and I'm not sure I full bought into the romance between Lalita and Darcy, but that didn't really keep me from enjoying this. Plus, I kind of have…

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★½

    Jennifer’s Body had the chance to be a fun horror movie that said interesting things about teenage girls and their relationships to each other and their bodies, but it didn’t quite get there. Instead it falls back on clichés and stereotypes — the cheerleader, who is insecure, hot, and backstabbing, and the geeky, needy friend (who is actually named Needy, which annoys me to no end).

    There were moments in this that were kind of cool.
    • The scene when…