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  • Las Tinieblas

    Las Tinieblas

    ★★★

    Set on a world of eternal twilight, in a fog-shrouded forest, where a family of four hides from an unseen beast, THE DARKNESS feels more like a morbid fairy tale than a horror movie. The average literate filmgoer should be able to draw comparisons to at least two or three Guillermo del Toro movies by the end of the first act. Just to drive the point home, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s son Brontis plays the father. Director/co-writer Daniel Castro Zimbrón offers up…

  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★★

    One of two films released this year centered on the story of Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota-based news reporter who shot herself on live television in 1974. Star Rebecca Hall, director Antonio Campos, and screenwriter Craig Shilowich paint a complex portrait, positioning Chubbuck between the pressures of personal and professional disillusion on the one side and a struggle with mental illness on the other. The cultural turmoil of the Watergate scandal and Nixon’s fall from grace serve as the background. (As…

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★½

    This is pretty awful. It's like watching two hot people with no personalities who can't act pretend to have chemistry with each other, and every so often they have a parody of kinky sex with each other to relieve the monotony.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★

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