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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    Compassionate in ways the world needs right now.

  • Deep Rising

    Deep Rising

    ★★★★★

    I believe this to be one of the most underrated sci-fi actioners of the '90s. Totally dumped by the studios, it had to find its audience on video, which it did, despite that ultra-cheap-looking VHS cover. Stephen Sommers trialed some of the CGI techniques here that he went on to use to greater success in the following year's The Mummy (i.e. CG partial face removal, big slimy monsters).

    I re-watch this every couple of years and it never gets old.…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★

    I gotta admit I struggled a bit with this - don't tell anyone. It was only by about half-way through that I accepted what this film was trying to do, and from that point onwards I was fully with it. I might've been in the wrong mood for it. Ultimate response is one of admiration more than pleasure.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★★

    Epically unnerving. Youthful Goldblum. San Francisco.