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  • Dark Water

    Dark Water

    ★★★★

    Really good drama, fairly tense in parts but only has a handful of good scares. What keeps it compelling is the mother-daughter storyline, which these days almost feels like a cliche, but it's so sharply written here. It feels both realistic while letting the actors do the heavy-lifting. The final act elevates the movie to another level, but on the strength of its subtlety and character work, not horrors.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Unfortunate title aside, this one is kind of a mixed bag. I usually don't spoiler tag my reviews but it's hard to discuss this one otherwise...

    Up front, I will applaud the cinematography and score. The house is also almost a star too, and the filmmakers make great use of it. You can almost see some of the fun had making the early scenes. And I will always give props for making the most of a budget, and in this…

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  • Dogs Don't Wear Pants

    Dogs Don't Wear Pants

    ★★★★

    Weird. Extreme. Hard to decipher. Made me feel something.

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★★

    Another pretty good entry in the franchise. It felt a bit front-loaded in terms of mystique (to the point I was getting Sunshine flashbacks in the third act) but it still held together from beginning to end. My only complaint is the Earth segments broke up the flow a bit too much (reminiscent of the Sean Bean parts in Silent Hill) - IMO being on a space station and then teleporting to deep space is a very frightening concept on…