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  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Annihilation

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  • Latitude Zero

    ★★½

  • The Wandering Earth

    ★★½

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    I wish theatres in my area would showcase older movies more often; it was nearly a no-brainer decision to head out to see the reissue of The Matrix on our local IMAX screen, and I'm glad I did. While nothing can compare to the overwhelming joy and amazement at seeing the movie in theatres back in 1999 (on an unassuming Sunday matinee of all times), this did bring about a sense of awe. In the past 20+ years, the screens…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 7.0
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    There seems to be a bit of marketing around this film that pushes it as the “uncut” version, which is usually reserved for home video releases and results in a rather dubious difference in content of the film. However, we’re talking about the Cronenberg family in this case, and the small theatrical run during this pandemic is perhaps allowing such a cut of film to grace the big screen. As I stumbled across snippet-sized details of Brandon…

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★

    🔥 That Carpenter score! 🔥

  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

    ★★★½

    Although the audience will know right away that Mechagdozilla is disguised, it doesn't make that jaw-breaking scene with Anguirus any less unsettling. At least, I was sitting on the edge of my seat, unsettled. I was also really taken aback by some of the imagery in this film, as they seemed to amp up the pyrotechnics, and went further with spurting monster-blood and some real "hero" shots, if you will. The wide shot specifically where Mechagodzilla is destroying some factory…

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  • The Fly II

    The Fly II

    ★★★½

    Hooptober 7
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    I was quite taken aback with how captivating this film was; it probably helps that I entered into the viewing with fairly low expectations. I had just listened to a podcast about Cronenberg’s remake of the Fly, and they talked briefly about its sequel (of which Cronenberg had no involvement). While it’s easy to agree that this sequel is miles behind, it wouldn’t be fair to dismiss it entirely. There are some incredibly fun creature effects and…

  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea

    ★★★★

    What an incredible, beautiful and touching film. The animation, colours and style are perfectly balanced with the fantastical story that contains enough layers to not only warrant multiple viewings, but also offers something to all age groups. Don't be afraid to get emotional here as you fall headfirst into this film.

    Brilliant stuff.