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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    This lands solidly in my top 10 horror movies of all time, which puts it in the company of movies it would be stupid to weigh it against (e.g., Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, etc.), but some that are worth considering.

    Better than Rosemary's Baby? Yes.

    Better than The Exorcist? Probably, but it's been a good while since I watched The Exorcist.

    Better than The Shining? I don't think it's outlandish to say that this at least rivals The Shining.…

  • Keep Watching

    Keep Watching

    ★½

    While this is fairly elaborate for a found footage-type movie, it still falls utterly flat. Plot threads that seem to be leading to somewhere of substance ultimately go nowhere in the end. This is not at all worthwhile.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    This is apparently a first-time viewing for me, and wow have I been missing out. I've been a fan of horror movies since childhood and never once watched The Thing. How can that be?

    And what a ride it is. Absolutely prime Carpenter.

    And Wilford Brimley. I had to look it up to confirm that it was him. I'm sitting there through most of the movie, thinking, "that sounds exactly like Wilford Brimley but he doesn't look like I remember…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    Is it possible to resurrect a franchise that wasn't particularly in need of resurrection? Apparently. Rian Johnson, we speak your name.