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  • The Reflecting Skin

    The Reflecting Skin

    ★★★★★

    Taken from an essay I wrote for my MP - Horror class. 

    Every now and then, a movie catches you by surprise...even as you're experiencing it. Sometimes, a movie even seems to coalesce suddenly before your very eyes (and in your heart). And as it reaches that final, human crescendo, you're left unexpectedly breathless, overcome emotionally by the movie's impact. Such a movie is Philip Ridley's bizarre 1991 effort, The Reflecting Skin. It's not an easy film to watch or…

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    If Kubrick’s The Shining is cold and unforgiving, Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep is a hell of a course correction and better in every conceivable way. It’s characters are more developed, it’s scares more tangible and it’s heart on full display. This is more than a sequel, it’s a love letter to King and for that alone, deserves more credit than it’s being given.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Like if Guy Maddin made The Shining.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★

    Quite possibly Nolan's worst effort to date. An expository load of drivel that has the gumption to continually assault its audience with unnecessary information. If you don't get sick of characters explaining things that make no sense, you'll be bored senseless by the emotionally manipulative score and the ineptitude of the storytelling. "Disastrous" doesn't even begin to highlight the movie's lack of restraint.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★★★½

    Mad Max who?