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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    Still good after second viewing

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely incredible! Stylish, beautifully shot, and fantastic sound design/score choice make this a thrill to watch. The story is interesting, well paced with a brilliant ensemble cast. The performances and character journeys serve to be as compelling and as bold as the large red state line going up the middle of the El Royale. Which side do you stay on, the Nevada or the California, the good or the bad, the black or the white ? "Whats the difference?"

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    Initial reactions:
    “Hereditary” left me speechless for the entire running time followed by moments of agape mouth covering and wide eyed astonishment. It was truly horrifying. It is beyond intense and disturbing at points. It just mounted and mounted until it finaly just...stopped, and the movie was over. The most impacting things about it are the raw and believable moments of disintegration for the family, only parralled by the arresting and haunting visuals. Ill be seeing these scenes in the…

  • The Final Girls

    The Final Girls

    ★★★★★

    FANTASTIC! This movie is funny, thoughtful, and even has some heartfelt moments. I share this one with non-horror fans and new would-be horror fans frequently. Everyone recognizes the tropes being played in the movie, and the adherence to the genre conventions as a meta-plot devise really helps engage the audience. Also, I'm a sucker for this kind of movie. Its like the pacific rim of slasher movies but also a comedy. I want to write more coherently about this, and I may next time I watch it, but for now I leave you with this, my girlfriend laughed and cried by the end. A ringing endorsement.