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  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★

    The effects and fantasy elements elevate this to something just this side of forgettable. I don't think the humor really works, and overall it's a tone and pacing mess. It's a fun movie and I get why it's a classic, but horror comedy has come a long way since AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★★½

    I needed another half hour of this, and I never say that about a movie.

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  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

    If this doesn't make you a fan of Jeremy Irons, nothing will.

    DEAD RINGERS proves to be one of Cronenberg's best, most thoughtful pieces. He weaves into this yarn a fascinating examination of dependency--both human and substantial--from the point of view of twin brothers (Jeremy Irons). His trademark body horror is still very much present but is hardly the point of this far more psychological tale.

    Bearing the burden of this story is Jeremy Irons doing double duty as Elliot…

  • The Devil's Candy

    The Devil's Candy

    ★★★★★

    Seen at the Chattanooga Film Fest. 

    This is my THE WITCH for this year.

    Every performance is spectacular, particularly Ethan Embry's. The crux of this whole thing is the relationship of the central family, and it is perfection. I love this family, and I care about what happens to them. 

    Unlike SEQUENCE BREAK, which I saw last night, THE DEVIL'S CANDY is actually and not superficially about ambition and obsession and how those things relate to sacrifice, in every sense…