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  • Back to the Future
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Taxi Driver
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  • Curfew

    ★★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★

  • Master of the World

    ★★★

  • Piggy

    ★★½

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★★

    Sundance 2022

    Film #12

    Okay I can just call the 2022 film season a wrap at this point because I do not think I'll see a movie I love more than Cha Cha Real Smooth for the rest of the year.

    I recently watched Cooper Raiff's debut feature film Shithouse a few weeks ago in preparation for this film and fell in love with it. This film is sort of the next step up. If you cannot get excited about…

  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    ★★★★

    Sundance 2022

    Film #9

    I wonder if we are reaching peak bleak horror.

    Similar to last year's Sundance Midnight selection Coming Home in the Dark, Speak No Evil is pretty relentless in making the viewer as uncomfortable as possible for the entire run time.

    In this film, a Danish family on holiday randomly meet a charming Dutch family. They both have kids about the same age. They seem to have a lot in common. Once the holiday is over and…

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  • Curfew

    Curfew

    ★★★★

    Oh goodness! Here is another Vinegar Syndrome release that I will be rating well higher than the average. I really quite liked this one a lot.

    I see Curfew being described as sort of a low-rent Funny Games. I’m not sure that is a very fair description and it really sets a viewer up for quite a letdown if you think you are getting anywhere near the quality of Funny Games. Haneke’s masterpiece has a whole lot more on its mind…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★

    I finally got around to this one. I'm not a big Adam McKay fan. I find his current style of filmmaking to be too condescending and maybe a bit too obvious I guess. There is never anything that really surprises me with his films. Don't Look Up is really no exception.

    Which isn't to say it's not a very watchable film. It's a bit long, but it didn't really drag. It's entertaining enough, although I think the satire here is…

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  • House on the Edge of the Park

    House on the Edge of the Park

    I'm not sure I can give a star rating to this film right now. I even slept on it before writing this review and I'm not sure where I stand on it. This inability is a super rare occurrence for me. On one hand, I was totally repulsed by the actions of all of the characters here. On the other hand, the film was obviously effective at getting under my skin in a variety of ways.

    I have never watched…

  • Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

    Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

    ★★★★½

    100 Horror Movies in 92 Days

    Watched via Popcorn Frights Film Festival's virtual platform. I couldn't really commit to an entire film festival right now, but I really wanted to check out this film after reviewing their lineup (and this teaser trailer).

    Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes begins as a ghost story. A couple (well, really it seems, the woman within the couple) inherit a castle and have arrived to inspect it. They begin to feel a presence within the…