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  • Vampire in Brooklyn

    Vampire in Brooklyn

    ★★★★½

    "Vampire in Brooklyn" was a box office flop. Critics couldn't stand it and audiences seemed confused. Was it a horror or a comedy? Did Wes Craven attempt to make his own version of "Blacula"?

    This is still a difficult movie for people to process, but it's one that I truly love. It has its moments of humor and was penned by Eddie Murphy's brother, Charlie Murphy. It rarely dives into what I would consider horror, but instead closes in on…

  • Something in the Air

    Something in the Air

    ★★★★½

    At the risk of reducing all foreign cinema I see to comparisons of American counterparts, I considered this to be the French version of "Forest Gump", albeit a much better film.

    I spent the majority of this film between feeling amused at the hijinks of this group of friends and annoyed at the lack of direction of the plot. It appeared to be disjointed and meandering, often contributing what seemed to be little more than filler for running time. As…

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  • Ritual

    Ritual

    ★★★★★

    An absolute masterpiece and one of the most incredible character explorations I have ever seen.

    Also, maybe the only time crayon drawings have ever terrified me.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    Dr. Strangelove opens with a soft instrumental version of "Try a Little Tenderness", a song in which the lyrics emphasize the importance of not overlooking signs of distress and disaster. While that, in and of itself, encapsulates the core (sans absurdity) of what Dr. Strangelove is about, I feel that it is also a clue to the critical viewer that there will be plenty of subtle innuendos, wordplay, and imagery used throughout.

    For instance, the opening credits roll over footage…