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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★½

    Ba-ba-ba... dook! Dook! DOOOOOK!

    Far from your typical horror film, The Babadook is notably light on jump scares (though there are some), there's no gore either - instead, it burrows its inventive and unique approach into your head in a completely different way.

    A tale of parenting gone awry, the story follows mother Amelia and son Samuel. Widowed when her husband died in an accident on the way to deliver Samuel, Amelia's relationship with her son is notably strained from…

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★½

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

    Guillermo del Toro is a maverick of film. Well, maybe was is a more appropriate term. His dark, Gothic, emotional approach to horror has helped him to sprout rather nimble wings in Hollywood, a feat when you reach back and look at difficulty and arguably inaccessibility of one of his earliest works, Cronos (1993). In the years since, del Toro has seen massive genre success with films like Hellboy and the critical darling, Pans Labyrinth. Which brings us to Pacific…

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  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    ★★

    I enjoyed this even though it's not particularly good. Don't really understand why it exists but I do feel like Effron nailed Bundy's appearance more than once. You could shave 45 minutes off and have a much more watchable film.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    An absolute blast that is immensely charming from start until finish.

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★★

    This is hands down my favorite entry to date in the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU. I loved Avengers from the moment the first scene occurred, but the inner-child in me was muffled by how legitimately fascinating, well crafted, and thoroughly entertaining the followup to Captain America: The First Avenger is.

    Trading in Cap's glory days as a tried and true, black and white American hero, Winter Soldier upgrades America's hero to the 21st century, and throws plenty of…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ½

    As a person who is a fan of things, particularly movies, music, video games and others, I find this movie grossly offensive. You should too.