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  • Tombstone

    Tombstone

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    I don’t like to throw words around like β€œoverrated” β€” everything is just as rated as it is β€” but films like Tombstone work their way too deep into genre canon by way of mere mustachioed competence.

  • Night of the Creeps

    Night of the Creeps

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    What is this a homicide or a bad B movie?”

    Deeply in love with the β€˜50s, as only the β€˜80s could be, Night of the Creeps is a fun piece of camp that well exceeded my expectations. Its designed with such B movie awareness β€” the key to success being you either have to admit this upfront or hide it absolutely. Good roles that have fun in cliches and really silly monster constructions make it a delightful trope filled horror worth a look. It’s going to make a very natural fit on future October lists.

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  • The Fanatic

    The Fanatic

    Β½

    Movie would be a strong word. But Fred Durst filmed something and John Travolta is in it.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

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    The year's most cohesive production where every part fits the scheme of a grander intention. A pure masterclass in acting and cinematography framed in boldly squared-off black and white. Every choice is artistic and means something to the whole. I watched The Lighthouse with unchecked, extremely high expectations and it met them exactly where they were. I have never left the movie, it will play in my head for days, as all the greatest films do, you get to keep their images after the show.