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  • Glorious

    Glorious

    The premise is b-movie perfection, an ideal setup for a single-set, no-budget spin on cosmic horror. Simmons' take on the creature is great, too, oddly pleasant and almost naive for a near-omnipotent being of questionable intent, although it never feels fully integrated into the film. Which is sort of the issue with the movie in general—the actual craft of the filmmaking just isn't quite there. It's too timid, which is an odd thing to say about a movie where bodies…

  • The Keep

    The Keep

    I understand why people call this a deeply flawed masterpiece—the visuals are staggeringly good, its ambition is evident throughout, and you can see that the studios hacked it to hell—but I don't quite get its reputation for inscrutability. There are gaps in the story, sure, especially when it comes to the origins of the supernatural beings, but the general story is a pretty straightforward battle between good and evil.

    Given what's here, it's safe to say the full 3.5-hour cut…

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  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    Be gay, do crime

  • Dave Made a Maze

    Dave Made a Maze

    ★★★½

    Indie-quirk comedy about creative frustration with a reliance on meta-humour from the doc-within-a-film--these are reasons why Dave Made a Maze shouldn't work. But it does. The cardboard-and-yarn aesthetic is a big part of it, but really, it's that they seemed to be having a goddamn blast the whole time they were making it. Fun is pretty infectious.