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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★

  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

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  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    ★★★★½

    A Serious Man is not most of the things it's purported to be. It's not a cynical denunciation of organized religion; the face-value depiction of faith (or lack thereof) renders it more a critique of individuals who apathetically practice organized religion than a takedown of the system itself. It's not a retelling of the Book of Job; that Bible story requires a man of unwavering righteousness to unload trials upon, and Larry's morality is far too passive for him to…

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★½

    Satan knows Scripture better than most. The Night of the Hunter is a whimsically unsettling parable about the difference between speaking the Bible and sharing the Gospel. The biblical warning against wolves in sheep's clothing has never been rendered so terrifyingly or precisely as it is here, with angular production design and spectral cinematography hinting at pure evil hiding just beyond the frame even when the satanic Reverend Powell is physically absent from it.

    Powell has cemented himself in my…

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  • The Neighbors' Window

    The Neighbors' Window

    ★★½

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

    heh heh more like The Neighbors' Widow am I right

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★★

    It is no exaggeration when I say that this is the most visually breathtaking experience I've ever had in a movie theater. Hoyte van Hoytema just might be the most talented cinematographer working right now, on par with masters like Roger Deakins and Emmanuel Lubezki. The way in which he uses lighting and color is truly spectacular in this movie, and James Gray knew exactly how to best use van Hoytema's gifts. This is easily the best film of 2019…