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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★

    Killer Queen is their best song.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★½

    If you're going to transport Michael to another facility, maybe do it literally any other time of year other than the end of October.

    I wasn't expecting much from this, but there's a lot to like. The kills are brutal, and Green effectively choose what to show and what to keep off-screen. There's a good balance, and from the first kill we see Green shows us that Michael is not fucking around. I wasn't a fan of the pre-credits sequence…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    It took until 2018, but 2017 has its first 5-star film for me. Anderson (serving as director and DP) is so precise with his compositions and camera movements, and has cemented himself as one of the best directors of actors out there (Sandler in PDL, DDL in TWBB, Phoenix/Hoffman in The Master, and the list goes on). I like Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood, but he was barely able to hold his own against Daniel Day-Lewis (which I'm…

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    ★★★★★

    This is not torture porn. Yes, it's extremely violent and disturbing, but the torture is not exciting and revolting like the Saw sequels or Hostel. It's horrific and depressing. The acting is top notch, and Alaoui is reminiscent of Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc at times. This is an incredibly powerful, disturbing, terrifying, and well-made film, and, if you can stomach it, absolutely worth the watch. It is truly a modern horror masterpiece. Just don't expect to feel good for several days while it's still in your mind.