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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★★

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

    Having only seen the first Nightmare and two other Freddy films before the remake, seeing the evolution from there to now makes my brain abuzz with excitement. The feeling was charged by the fact I enjoyed the character of Freddy when I was a kid, because I was never allowed to watch the films. The film had its moments of poor filmmaking as most films of that era do, but like always there was gold to be found.

    I’m quite…

  • April Fool's Day

    April Fool's Day

    ★★★

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

    This is a mixed bag. The movie was well made for its time, had good jokes, a great ending (more on that in a moment), but the pace of the film felt incredibly off. Thankfully, the director Fred Walton was present during my viewing, and a question asked of him revealed the ending we were shown was tacked on to what was actually the end of the second act.

    There was an entire third act of the film cut because…

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  • I Am Not a Serial Killer

    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    ★★★★

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

    I had no idea what the heck I was getting into, save it appeared to be subject matter I’m usually drawn to, and I wasn’t doing much else with myself the Monday I watched it. So I was once again taken aback by a film that exceeded my non-expectations, and likely even real expectations if I knew a damn thing about it. The film hits all the current marks of a good film for me: proper pace and editing, clever…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    "FUN" is the best adjective I can give this movie. It's a roller coaster of emotion, and visually fantastic. So much was at stake and so much lost, really nailing in the theme of death and rebirth.