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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Prior to this viewing I had only seen this film on an old VHS tape many years ago. It's a testament to how appealing it is to me that despite the poor viewing experience I still considered it one of the best movies I'd ever seen. And seeing it again, essentially for the first time, on the big screen restored to pristine beauty by Criterion was truly a special experience. It's such an otherworldly film and amazing in its ability…

  • Alice Sweet Alice

    Alice Sweet Alice

    ★★★½

    Solid early slasher reminiscent of something like Don't Look Now. It has a lot of style and a surprisingly tight story which stretches credibility a little bit towards the end but never fully jumps the shark. Better than I was expecting.

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  • God's Not Dead

    God's Not Dead

    ★★★★★

    On a second viewing it's still hilarious, still mind boggling, and still awe inspiring in its presentation of misinformation as fact.

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★

    I was hoping this would turn out to be like Speed Racer - where everyone is just plain wrong and the movie is awesome - but Jupiter Ascending is a bit of a trainwreck. It has all the ingredients to make it work and while it's not nearly as bad as most other hollywood special effects tentpoles it just doesn't come together.

    The Wachowskis shoot for space epic on par with something like Dune but fall short. The cast and…