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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    TIFF '18 MOVIE 3
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    Film #1 of SPOOKTOBER '18

    Wow. I'm blown away. Like, completely. I knew when David Gordon Green and Jason Blum were getting together to make a HALLOWEEN movie it was gonna be awesome.

    But this is more than I could've ever expected.

    Not only does it live up to the original and pay homage to a classic film, but at the same time creates something so fresh and so fun. The slasher genre has just received…

  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★★★

    TIFF '18 MOVIE 4

    I can't put into words how much this movie moved me. Not just as a filmgoer, but as a filmmaker. This is the type of movie that fuels my drive to make movies. Seeing Jonah Hill & the cast so moved by the applause and cheers from the crowd was so heartwarming. These guys had truly bonded over making this film, and it showed so well. Jonah began to tear up as he got on stage and…

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  • Stranger in Our House

    Stranger in Our House

    ★★★

    I dunno why the title for this film on here and on IMDb is Stranger in Our House when, on every poster I've seen, as well as in the actual movie, it's called Summer of Fear, as is the book it's based off of. But whatever.

    Was pleasantly surprised by this. I was not expecting top tier Wes Craven, as this is a TV movie from a still up-and-coming Wes, but I didn't think I'd have as much fun with…

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★

    I cannot stress enough how much I respect George A. Romero and what he and his crew did here with this film. They single-handedly created the zombie film genre and clearly had a blast doing so. Seeing this for the first time in 1968 would have been insane. Imagine you'd never seen any zombie movies before, and you went and saw this movie. People coming back from the dead and... EATING PEOPLE? WHAT???? Fucking terrifying, and absolutely disgusting. I would…

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  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★★

    Film 6 of Jamie's MOVIETHON

    Okay... let me see if I've got this right...

    So, the Trade Federation’s trade routes to small star systems is being taxed by the Republic. (thank you Joon for clearing this up). Because they’re greedy, the Federation doesn’t want their routes taxed. So, at the behest of Darth Sidious, the Trade Federation creates a blockade around Naboo in protest, stopping all supplies from getting in. By doing this, they hope the Council will ban their…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★½

    TIFF ‘18 MOVIE 1

    My TIFF adventure this year has begun! This was a lot of fun. It’s really really messy and it’s definitely been hacked up in post, but Black’s characters and sense of fun shines through regardless. The cast is all fantastic and each character is great, although most don’t get fleshed out as much as they should. The story is kind of all over the place and the final act is really overly chaotic and wack, but…