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  • Goodbye South, Goodbye

    Goodbye South, Goodbye

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So many shots of cars and vehicles zipping around, just to wind up stuck in a ditch.

    The colors in this are amazing. Drive, eat your heart out.

  • Symptoms

    Symptoms

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Some notes...

    - Suffers from the usual horror movie problem: if you have any genre savvy whatsoever, you pick up on the foreshadowing immediately, know exactly where it's going, and it's just a matter of watching it unfold in what is hopefully an entertaining enough way.

    - This was entertaining enough, though it still dragged at moments.

    - An isolated English mansion with strange noises at night, a mystery in the attic, and a creepy groundskeeper is exactly my sort of thing.

    - Plot twist: some of those strange noises are a lesbian rubbing one out. Nice touch.

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  • Bully

    Bully

    Man, I have so many complicated feelings about bullies!

    I don't particularly like giving this 1 star, but it really is a lazy documentary with almost nothing to offer but a brief glimpse at some sad sacks. No real solutions, no psychological insight, nothing.

    The most heartbreaking are sequences with parents discussing their dead children, especially one bit where a mom discusses the mundane details of renovating a room so it won't evoke the visual memory of her son hanging…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Some notes:

    - #1 of my Hoop-Tober challenge.

    - The slashers were the ones I was least looking forward to, so I picked this one first to get it out of the way. I've heard it was good, but just not being a fan of the subgenre, I still half expected a turd.

    - I loved it. It's lacking a lot of the trademarks that puts me off a lot of slashers: try-hard gore, gratuitous T&A, villains tailor made for…