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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★★★

    I didn’t know I needed a Glenn Close zombie movie, but I did. I want to hang out with her and discuss books and movies and philosophy, can someone make that happen for this shutin, please?

    Feral kids facedown:

    Melanie: “Let me handle it, Sergeant.”

    Me at the screen: “Tell ‘em all about the periodic table, Melanie, that’ll fix ‘em!”

    I was feeling sassy on my pain medication, what can I say.

    The implications of the ending, even though it is different than the novel, are extremely disturbing.

  • Lords of Chaos

    Lords of Chaos

    ★★★★

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

    One aspect of this movie that really worked to show the banality of evil is Rory Culkin’s big eyes and gentle voice. They both serve to temporarily take you out of the horrible things that are being said and done, and then wham! You’re back in again, and can’t believe you got distracted.

    I actually teared up at this movie in two places, because the violence is so realistic. These are not stabbings for entertainment.

    I remembered these events vaguely…

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  • Abducted in Plain Sight

    Abducted in Plain Sight

    ★★★★★

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

    What
    The
    Hell
    Did I just watch.



    One small twitch: I would have loved to have seen an exploration of why the alien ruse worked so well in the context of her LDS and their belief in the structure of the universe and the role of gods of different planets.

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    As a feminist, a Greek (co-ed fraternity), and as someone who was sexually assaulted in college, I am offended by this movie. 
    Cary Elwes, you are the only reason I watched. 
    One star for Elwes and the Camille Pagila lesson.


    Added: I would argue that this movie is not feminist but rather misandrist.