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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★

    Had a hard time with this. Maybe I should have watched the 3D version as opposed to 2D.
    A preapocalyptic world faces a crazy infected scientist against a band of young toughs in a small dusty town. I was shocked with how little I liked it. B movie fans shouldn’t shy away, but be warned.

  • Zapped!

    Zapped!

    ★★★

    I remember watching this as a kid then teen growing up on tv and was obsessed. Telekinetic powers attained by a regular person where you don’t have to become a Jedi? Pure relatability.
    So on TV in those times almost all of the sexual assaulting that takes place in the film was cut. Watching now, it is a pit of despair. For this reason it drops from a 4.5 star rating, to a 3. The only reason it stays so high is a perfect soundtrack and a heavy dose of nostalgia where Baio isn’t, in brief moments acting like a total creep.

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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★★½

    Fantastic. Perfect prison exploitation film, in fact probably the best. So violent and so calmly over the top. Except for the near perfect Made and Swingers, I had written off Vince Vaughn entirely. Now he is back in the greatest role of his career. Not only was this meticulously carried out aggression but some of the violent acts were an absolute first I have seen on the screen. So happy this happened. Great watch with friends to wince and scream with.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    Loved it. Reviews had led me to believe it is a disgusting splatter fest. The movie I saw was Midsommar. A journey of letting go and shedding pain. It is unsettling, but in the way of Hereditary, not Human Centipede. It is hard for Folk horror to go wrong, but I think this makes it to the top of the grassy hill.
    The films impact should stick around for a long time in the canon of horror movies.
    Double-feature companion: Forgetting Sarah Marshall