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  • Tombs of the Blind Dead

    Tombs of the Blind Dead

    ★★★★

    As great as ever. No other zombie movie comes close to matching the eerie atmosphere of this film.

  • Resolution

    Resolution

    ★★½

    As soon as this ended I felt pretty lukewarm about it, but I waited a few days to decide on a rating because I felt it deserved more consideration. It's unique and original, which alone makes me WANT to like it. But now that some time has passed I've failed to find much that I didn't already see. The story seems like something a student in a creative writing class would come up with. Going "meta" just isn't as clever as one might think.

    I wholeheartedly applaud and encourage outside the box film making, but here it just didn't work for me.

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  • The Seafarers

    The Seafarers

    ★½

    I found it difficult to sit through a 28-minute piece of propaganda on a subject I don't care about in the slightest. I only got through it by repeating to myself, "Kubrick made this... Kubrick made this..." As I watched, I did my best to spot anything "Kubrick" about it. It was well shot, kind of. The subjects were always in frame and there were a couple competent tracking shots. But the truth is there's just no reason to watch this other than to be able to say "I've seen every Kubrick film."

  • It

    It

    ★★½

    I'm finally realizing that this story is basically unfilmable. There are just way too many random (for lack of a better word) scenes cobbled together. In the book it works beautifully because so much time and detail is committed to making them scary, but in movie form they make for a disjointed hodgepodge. The TV movie had this issue, and so does this new one.

    The film's other major problem is its reliance on stock jump scares. They come in…