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  • Lucifer Rising

    Lucifer Rising

    ★★★★

    An arcane, surreal experience that rose from development hell into the short film community in 1980, Lucifer Rising is uniquely strange and strangely unique. It's an audio/visual trip that feels like one long, cinematic ritual. It's unclear to the viewer what it's for, all they can do is stick along for the ride and figure it out themselves. It's easy to see how plenty of viewers would get annoyed from this, but Lucifer Rising thoroughly invested me from the first…

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    ★★★★

    No one's immune to creative blocks. That alone kept me from writing reviews, on top of HBO having a chance of pulling their series from Prime Video. I hope you all are ready for the streaming service wasteland. Anyway, I figured it would be best to go back to a much simpler time, where people watched all the films in one place. The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of many classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, and it's one that…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    "Corruption, thou art my father!"
    Hooptober 6.0: 34/44

    While it's abundantly clear to me that I have no hope of completing Hooptober before October 31st (I will still watch everything, but I'll need to go into overtime), it doesn't matter. I'd be shocked if any in my catalog top The Lighthouse, one of the best horror films I've ever seen. It's easily my favorite of the whole year; I can't imagine anything topping it, either. I also can't imagine Willem…

  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    ★★★★

    "This is the end, friend."
    Hooptober 6.0: 36/...eh, whatever.

    With the time constraints and the end of October here, there wasn't a film more fitting to prematurely end Hooptober than Kwaidan. Due to this being an anthology, I felt comfortable watching a different segment on separate days. I might watch the whole three hours in the distant future. As for now, Kwaidan is another gem in Masaki Kobayashi's filmography, even if I consider it his weakest. The best part is…