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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★½

    Glass is what would happen if you hired comic book writer Tom King to write a sequel to Unbreakable. With that, you’re not getting an action-packed thriller: this is a thinkpiece on superheroes as a whole. This isn’t a simple crowd-pleasing movie like The Force Awakens that plays it too safe. It’s more similar to Godzilla and Alien: Covenant in that it purposefully subverts and delays what the fans and the audience expect to happen. I’m always down for these…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★★

    A Donnie Darko-esque millennial noir from the director of It Follows? Sounds good to me. Kept me reeled in for the entire runtime, loving every second of this weird portrait that David Robert Mitchell painted. It’s certainly not for everybody, but it’s destined to become a huge cult classic.

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  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    ½

    Screenwriting tip: don’t name your main character Harry Hole

  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★★

    OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE A DAY
    October 13th, 2018
    Apostle


    Who knew that Gareth Evans, director of The Raid action movie series, could also make such a terrifying horror movie. This is a perfect example of a slow burn that actually pays off with an absolutely bonkers third act. Dan Stevens goes full Legion mode, and it works having a strong and well-rounded character in the lead. There was so much unsettling violence and scares that this The Wicker Man meets…