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  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    ★★★★

    "Nosferatu" is a starling effective example of horror in the early dawn of Hollywood and the silent age of films. It truly emphasizes it's "symphony of horror" with its wonderful organ and string filled soundtrack. It's got lingering images that disturb and unnerve viewers. It has the notion of a plague moving around Europe. It pays respectful homage to its source material while not feeling redundant or cliche like many of its vampire film counterparts that came later. It's a prime example of just how efficient the silent age of cinema was. And boy is it creepy.

    8/10

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★½

    How do you follow up a cult classic horror film that redefined a genre with its pitch perfect direction and effective horror? You make a sequel over a decade later and take everything from the beautifully understated original and dial it up to 11, throwing taste out the window. In other words go from on end of the spectrum; atmospheric, tense, and cleverly subversive and go to over the other end...  over the top, campy, and gratuitously gaudy. While the…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★½

    While it's certainly enjoyable, with just a second viewing I already am quickly becoming more frustrated by the general choices for the plot, pacing, and "play it safe" nature of this film. Additionally, I really think one of the biggest issues I have with this film is the level of secrecy it has around it. Next to none of our questions are answered, nearly every character is srounded in secrecy. I don't mind back story and creating mythology for our…

  • Dead Man

    Dead Man

    ★★★★

    An awesome, trippy, black and white meditation on life, death, violence, the west, and spirituality. Plus it's got a great understated Johnny Depp performance, some neat humor, cinematography akin to an Ansel Adams photo, and the coolest soundtrack ever.
    8/10