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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    The first word that comes to mind when I think about Scream is "refreshing." I don't think I've ever referred to a horror movie like that before. But honestly, after seeing so many of the same stories done over and over again in the horror genre, I was so happy to see that Scream was not so much a horror movie as it was a commentary on horror movies. It takes every trope and overused method and twists it, poking…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

    I've seen this six times now and it still almost gives me a heart attack.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★½

    Ohhh boy. Here we go. I wanted to like this movie. I thought that I'd love it. I thought it would be a modern-day A Room with a View (which happens to be one of my very favorite films (and I was so thrilled to see that the screenplay was written by James Ivory himself!)). I wanted a movie about love and beauty and art and pain. And, for the entire film, I tried to convince myself that it was,…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ½

    I heard that The Winter Soldier was better than the first Captain America movie, so I was ready for a fairly good one. But it was so boring that I turned it off about 2/3 of the way through the film. Maybe I shouldn't be writing a review on it because of that, but I just have to say that I have almost never been so disengaged during a movie. It was overly complicated and confusing, and it felt like…