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  • Remember the Night
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • I Walked with a Zombie

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  • Private Desert

    ★★★★

  • Chopper

    ★★★★½

  • Dark Glasses

    ★★

  • Men

    ★★★

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ½

    Doesn’t make any sense. The worst of the series. One of the worst films of the year. F

  • X

    X

    It's so disappointing to see a film crumble without reaching any of its potentials. Beautifully shot, and quick editing— Martin Henderson has never been hotter; Brittany Snow went full-on Ann-Margret mode. And still, it never earned its jump scares (or supposed ones), and would not even attempt to redeem itself until the end. And a waste of Mia Goth's talent. D+

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  • Respeto

    Respeto

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

    Monteras II had great mise en scène. But I was angered by its treatment of a fairly problematic appropriation on the conventions of the hip-hop scene that in itself is anti-gay and anti-women. You have an anti-hero at its center whose determination skewed schematic moments of character development (i.e. his idea of cypher would be to vilify a woman about her weight; he let a woman be raped and in his introspection, just cried! ("i can't do anything," he wailed,…

  • Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    ★★★★★

    George Orwell stated it well, that the most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. This is destructive cinema. This is reconstruction. This is colonialism. This is Philippine cinema under this president. This is not a film by Khavn. A