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  • Cold Skin

    Cold Skin

    ★★★

    Ok film with a great Ray Stevenson performance. I kept waiting for a little more depth with the whole enslavement/occupation thing, but there you go. Nice looking movie, though.

  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2

    ★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2018 Entry #20

    OK, so Spielberg this is not, but there are some clunky charms in JAWS 2, and their names are Roy Scheider and Keith Gordon. I'll watch those guys in pretty much anything at this point, and they left a very mediocre film into something watchable.

    The quick summary: Same beach, same chief of police. Different shark, though. This time maybe it's personal? Doesn't matter, because while second verse is same as the first JAWS 2 very…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2016 Entry #4

    I like to think that, with the exception of the controversial ending (which I'll get to in a moment) THE WITCH is what would have happened if Stanley Kubrick turned BARRY LYNDON into a horror move. An incredibly assured debut from Robert Eggers, THE WITCH is filled with a palpable sense of place, terrific performances, and a sense of purpose and direction in a film that is equally open to interpretation.

    Banished from their puritanical community…

  • Nightmare City

    Nightmare City

    ★★★½

    Hoop-Tober 2016 Entry #13

    This is how you make a terrible movie that is an absolute blast to watch.

    I mean...holy crap, this movie has everything. Irradiated mutant zombies running around with machine guns. Just read that last sentence again:

    Irradiated mutant zombies running around with machine guns.

    How do you NOT want to watch that movie? Go-go dancers! Karate! Heads exploding! Ambiguous ending! Starring the actual Hugo Stiglitz (calling all Tarantino fans)! Beards!

    Look, this is nothing than the…