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  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★½

    gotta love that the added horror of the basic premise behind sci-fi movies like this—alien species flees dying planet and comes to Earth to take it over and use its resources—is even more scary considering the fact that our planet is just gonna be garbage in 20 years.

    anyway, great flick. that ending!!!

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    ★★★½

    equal amounts of creepy moments and ambitious ideas, along with cheesy silliness and bad choices. that jingle will never leave my head. love the ending!

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★

    unbelievably stupid. anyone who finds something profound here (like the frat bros in my audience) are kidding themselves. the makeup girl does makeup on the models...and corpses!! so blunt and uninspired. some admittedly gorgeous shots, and some funny lines ("You. You can leave."), but overall empty, arrogant and so dumb.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★

    least subtle movie i've ever seen. i couldn't help but laugh at this. i'm usually all in for Aronofsky's maximalism, but this is indulgent to a fault. once you get where it's going with this extended metaphor, it becomes simply an exercise in seeing just how far it will go. it's unpleasant.