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  • Daughters of Darkness

    Daughters of Darkness

    ★★★★

    This was far better than it really had any right to be. Multi-ethnic European production and none of the actors are dubbed? Incredibly gorgeous photography?? Thick gothic atmosphere? Delphine Seyrig vamping about like Marlene Dietrich? A great ending?

    Daughters of Darkness is absolutely worth a watch for fans of horror. Seyrig and the other actors are very good, and this is just the type of moody horror that I really dig. The scene where Delphine Seyrig and John Karlen explain…

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★

    Southland Tales is trying to position itself as some kind of lyrical and poetic sci-fi ensemble satire, which is all well and fine except that it's written by an idiot and results in one of the most baffling and unique films I have ever seen. It's set in a dystopian 2008 and features the talents of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Justin Timberlake all playing against type amongst an enormously sprawling cast.

    There simply is no…

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

    Film 1/31 of March 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #6: A film in theaters
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    I really don't want to overhype Logan for anyone, but for me this film absolutely lived up to what I hoped it could be. This is the first superhero movie I've ever seen that had more authentic seeming drama and action than it did the typical things you'd expect from the genre. Logan really feels like it is telling its own stories about characters that happen…

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★★½

    Just got back from the movie theater and this was intense. Wow. Don't Breathe is a film that easily lives up to the positive buzz and the hype, it is a masterclass in suspense and atmosphere.

    Fede Alvarez's effectively tense and horrifying direction adds to the terrifying performance of Stephen Lang as the blind man who fights back against a trio of young adults who break into his home in search of some cash to make a better life for…