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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    As someone who was raised in a dutch reformed church, studied theology, worked for greenpeace, and recently had a gastroscopy, I felt a little bit like an algorithm assembled this story from my emails or something, but damn did it do a good job.

  • Terrified

    Terrified

    ★★★½

    Has some of the scariest moments in a horror movie this year, and probably the best sound design. The plot isn't entirely satisfying, but it's well worth your time for the spooks.

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★½

    A mostly satisfying sequel to one of the great horror movies of all time. It's very much a nostalgia trip, and there aren't any substantially new ideas, but this film is very well done, and there's a lot of great, laugh out loud humor throughout. Whether the jokes detract from the horror or pair well with it depends on what you want from a Halloween movie. After the world premiere Danny McBride said to the crowd that our reaction made…

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    An above average comedy which splits its time between the archetypal teenagers planning to lose their virginity at prom and the archetypal concerned parents trying to control their teenager’s activities. What breathes new life into these tropes is that the views on sex here are much more progressive than usual for films of this nature, and the comedic performances are great (particularly from Geraldine Viswanathan, but the entire main cast is solid). Some of the gags are quite hokey, reminding you that this is indeed a Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced film, but the moments where the film succeeds overshadow the times where it doesn’t.