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  • Dracula
  • Videodrome
  • It Follows
  • Coraline

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  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★

  • Xtro

    ★★★★

  • Dracula

    ★★★

  • Roadgames

    ★★★

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  • Mikey

    Mikey

    ★★

    Feels like an after school special with the occasional graphic murder, not quite enough to capture my interest for 90 minutes. The rest of it's quite one dimensional and straightforward creepy psychopath kid stuff--it's lacking a hook in the narrative, needs some added urgency and energy.

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    A labyrinth of suppression and obscured personalities. A spiraling investigation littered with corpses, smothered in shades of moral and visual grey. Clarity crumbles as repressed, ugly truths poke through the debris--frustration blooms and takes hold when answers appear to be nothing but more questions in disguise. Kurosawa paints a cold, somber portrait of the inner and outer world collapsing in on itself, eroding the division between them and melding the remains with the undefined and honest mess that inhabits what we don't but often unsuccessfully try to understand.

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  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    ★★

    Very uncomfortable and deeply unpleasant, but it arrives at those feelings without having anything compelling to say, all while being too heavy-handed to sustain an air of mystery, and too predictable to function as a thriller. Feels more like an exercise in testing the audiences ability to tolerate bad decision making and tedious, awkward social interactions. It attempts to create escalating tension from our desire to rationalize what discomforts us, to remain amicable in spite of concerning behavior. But the…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★

    What We Do in the Shadows is a rather simple film that gets the most out of its premise through eccentric characters and phenomenal cast chemistry. Playing with the tropes and mythology of vampire's while bringing them to a contemporary setting, placing them in mundane everyday scenarios makes for comedy gold. The causal, dry humor works because it takes an absurd, foreign yet familiar concept and makes it relatable. There's something that feels so simultaneously outlandish and grounded about everything…