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  • Unsane

    Unsane

    My biggest complaint with this film is that it literally does nothing with its premise other than playing it 100% straight. Usually a story like this will take a clever or subversive turn, which thus tends to make it unique, memorable, or even remotely good. Not in this case. “Unsane” is one-note and blah. Jay Pharaoh shows up and is funny and likeable, but that’s not enough to save the movie overall.

  • Untraceable

    Untraceable

    Diane Lane and Billy Burke are great, but I was dunzo once the mood was set with a kitten getting tortured on live-stream. This is like the Saw films, in microcosm ... which is not a good thing. 

    If you’re gonna watch anything by this director, spend your time on “Frequency” instead. It’s light years better.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★

    Beautiful cinematography and color scheme. Great acting and direction. The runtime is worth it in the end, despite a less than desirable conclusion. 

    What’s scariest about this story is that it’s based on true events.

  • Split

    Split

    ★★★★★

    M. Night Shyamalan emerged into the spotlight with a bang, had a couple of critical and commercial hits, then plummeted off a cliff, toiling for years in Tinseltown trying to bottle up that original lightning. Knowing full well the reputation Mr. Shyamalan has, I went into "Split" as open minded as possible.
    It was definitely an experience, worth the effort of dodging the inevitable spoiler bullets. 
    His latest offering fails to match the caliber of "The Sixth Sense" or "Signs"…