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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★½

    The first sequel in a burgeoning franchise is always an interesting attempt to mold the original into a lasting film series. In many ways A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 is the most interesting of the all.
    Whereas HALLOWEEN took the traditional approach of immediately following the original with a duplicate and FRIDAY THE 13TH amped up the gore, the NIGHTMARE series tried to go off on a different path, obscuring the rules set forth by the original and trying…

  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★

    Russel Mulcahy never seemed to find his footing as a feature film director. His is the vision behind numerous of the most iconic music videos of the 80's and 90's that are pieces of art that still stand up today. As the director of "Video Killed The Radio Star" you can almost call him the father of the form. That skill never seemed to fully gel when he attempted to helm a movie, and apart from some that are effective…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…