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  • Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky

    ★★★★

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

    I have also reached moments in my life like Margaret's cry of "Noooo" as she comes to the realization that she's been living a life completely devoid of pleasure. Her desperate final act could be read as an act of suicide or a move toward transcendence; take your pick.

    Not the most technically perfect film in the world, but impressive considering the conditions it was made under. There's probably a little too much time spent with the German scientist and…

  • Take Me Home

    Take Me Home

    ★★

    This would have been a lot more tolerable if about 75% of the non-jokey shots were taken out. Disappointingly monotonous and interminable.

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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★★

    The first time I ever saw this, I was in my early teens. I watched it alone at home on some fall night. Somehow I wasn't spoiled on the plot, even though I'd read a little about it and had seen some production stills at some point, so I had a basic idea going in that there was a farmhouse under siege by walking corpses that could be held at bay by fire. Something about Ben's struggles in the farmhouse…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

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

    "Everything means something, I guess."

    So, this was my third viewing of Saw in a theater. The first viewing was also the first time I'd ever seen it period, and my anticipation of it as one of the big all-time scary movies meant that it thrilled the crap out of me. Leatherface's sudden appearance during the first kill, ending with the screen door slam, was genuinely chilling. The second theater viewing, knowing what to expect, I got into the humor…