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  • Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts

    Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts

    ★★★½

    While not particularly groundbreaking from a technical standpoint, Moving Parts isn't really meant to be, and is still a strong, tender documentary about Milwaukee drag queen Trixie Mattel (Brian Firkus), winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 among other noble titles.

    Zeig-Owens manages to strike a healthy balance between a somber look at the effects of fame on those already scorned, and a celebratory mosaic of scattered moments and lessons from a monumental stage in an artist's still growing…

  • [REC]

    [REC]

    ★★★★½

    Well fuck. [•REC] is one of the scariest films of the 21st century, simply put, as well as one of the strongest (if not the strongest?) found footage horrors ever made. A nerve-racking, unrelenting, and hopeless plunge into hell. A total freak nightmare, expertly crafted. Up there with the best in terms of genuine fear for me.

    The type of film that can go either way due to the importance of the details as the narrative and most key aspects…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    Meticulously crafted and wickedly inhumane, Hereditary is horror at it's most genuine.

    This is a brutally told story of family trauma met with pure, unspeakable evil. Evil that's been tackled in the genre time and time again, but not in this unforgiving manner. It looks you in the eye and assaults every fiber of your being until you are cowering in a corner, begging for something to help, but there's nothing. It eats away at your soul until you become nothing yourself. Your senses will…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Finally. The first film of 2019 I feel comfortable giving the 5 star treatment. I'm not going to bother with a review yet though; because one, it needs to settle with me more before I could possibly devour the richness of it; and two, I believe everyone should go in knowing as little about it as possible — preferably nothing. Seriously, don't look up a thing. Just let it unfold in front of your eyes...

    Regardless, I implore you to see Parasite whenever and however you can. It is currently my #1 film of the year. A modern masterpiece.