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  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★

    The subtitle on the Disaster Artist book written by Greg Sestero declares The Room to be the greatest bad movie ever made, and I am inclined to agree with that statement. At times I like to watch certain kinds of bad movies with friends to have a laugh - there is a lot of unintentional comedy to be had in certain types of bad movies, but The Room is the crown achievement of unintentional comedy and lack of self awareness.…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★½

    I just watched Rosemary's Baby, and while I liked the film I don't think that it is a masterpiece, it isn't even Polanski's best film. Chinatown is a better film, and even restricting yourself to similar psychological apartment horror, I found his 1976 thriller The Tenant to be more enjoyable.

    There are some great scenes within Rosemary's Baby for sure, the surreal dream sequence, the phonebooth, and the knife-wielding ending were the highlights for me. The direction and camerawork are…

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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…