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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead


    George A. Romero's masterpiece. A subversive anti-capitalist manifesto, spot-on indictment of consumerist culture and desensitization, and an exploration of the social construct vs. human nature debate, masquerading as a nail-biting zombie apocalypse thriller with some of the greatest gore effects of all time, Dawn Of The Dead is not just one of the best horror films ever made, but also one of the greatest artistic statements from a filmmaker at the top of his game.

    I'll break all that down…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin


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

    I award a lot of films five stars, because my criteria is based on relative perfection attained with respect to what the filmmakers are attempting to convey. In other words, any film has the ability to be awarded five stars; no film is denied the potential solely based on subject matter. But when I look back at my time spent in a darkened theatre I honestly can count the number of transcendent film experiences I’ve had on one hand, maybe…

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  • The Golden Arm (Michigan)

    The Golden Arm (Michigan)


    Welcome back Sam Raimi - sort of. But what does this have to do with Michigan?

  • Come Play

    Come Play


    The search for the next Lights Out continues, with this ultra-modern horror show featuring Larry, a monster who appears whenever you open a particular app on a mobile device. Unfortunately Come Play lacks the storytelling economy, efficiency, and internal logic to compete with that blockbuster hit, as Jacob Chase's feature length version of his own short film is only interested in repeating the same set piece over and over again, without establishing any rules for Larry's behavior, in what he…

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  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria


    You can tell after the first ten minutes of watching Clouds Of Sils Maria that it is not a Hollywood production; one, because Juliette Binoche's character Maria is still alive, and two, because Kristen Stewart is actually allowed to act, and she's pretty great at it by the way.

    In yet another year of middling roles for women, Sils Maria is a dream come true. Masterfully directed by Olivier Assayas, the film centers on an aging actress preparing to play…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    It's only been four days and I'm already tired of arguing with people about Guardians Of The Galaxy. So I say fuck this movie right in its 92% Rotten Tomatoes-approved-fresh ass. Sorry, does that offend you? Here you go, here's the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack to listen to while you read the rest of the review; apparently that can make everything better.

    People like to criticize Hollywood for making the same movie over and over again. Apparently some of those same…