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  • The Final Girls

    The Final Girls

    ★★★

    This is meta horror comedy similar to Cabin in the Woods without any of its mean spirited arrogance.
    In contrast this is earnest and funny, but sadly (much like CitW) falls short of making any salient point because it’s so committed to replicating the genre and the tropes it’s criticizing it doesn’t bother to really subvert one of the biggest ones (in the title).
    However, it still got me because of the relationship between two women (Mother/daughter and friends) that…

  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★

    This was a spellbinding domestic noir with the heart of a fairytale. Park Chan-wook is just showing off with these stunning visuals. Making the story, by Wentworth Miller, look both timeless and grounded in a dreamy snapshot of the late 40s/early 50s slowly facade of normalcy that's rotting from the inside.

    The cast is phenomenal. Kidman, as the grieving widow and hurt mother, gives a ferocious performance. Mathew Goode, as the mysterious uncle, tap dances across the line between charming…

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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    I had to take a few days to process my thoughts and feelings on this one. It blew me away and multiple levels, but I feel like my take on why I like it doesn’t line up with other favorable reviews.

    On the surface this is a slick and stylish black comedy with whipsharp dialogue and jaw dropping performances by everyone involved. But under all this is a fascinating exploration of human connection and desperation. Friendship isn’t the right word…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★★

    Without a doubt the best Marvel movie to date.