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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★★

    Come with me if you want to live.

    If Robocop is a bleak, candy colored satire of consumerism, then The Terminator is its dark and dread filled cousin, a commentary on our increasing reliance on technology. A horror film brilliantly disguised as a sci-fi film, James Cameron's masterpiece draws subtle influences from the likes of John Carpenter's Halloween and David Cronenberg's trademark style of body horror to deliver an endlessly creative 100 minute thrill ride that still is fascinating to…

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    Assault on Precinct 13

    ★★★★★

    This is absolutely incredible. Night of the Living Dead brought to startling reality. Cops VS Robbers, trapped in their own land of the law, forced to fight for their lives alongside a few unlikely allies in one of the most epic showdowns ever committed to film. John Carpenter channels George A. Romero and various styles of John Wayne westerns, set alongside what is sure to be one of his most powerful synthesizer scores of his career.

    John doesn't shy away…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    The mythos of Michael Myers has been deconstructed and transformed into what it originally was. The biggest problem with the Rob Zombie remakes is that they give him a more fleshed out, human backstory while the character actually works at his best as a being of unknown origin and power. A shape, if you will. And from the masterstroke opening scene I could tell that this was going to go back to the roots that made the original film so…

  • Bright

    Bright

    ★★★½

    Men in Blue: The Fellowship of the Deathly Hallows

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Whenever I think about getting back together with my ex, I watch this film. Works like a charm every time.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    Rooney Mara eats a pie for five minutes straight, Casey Affleck walks around covered in a bed sheet almost the entire time, and basically this is one of the best films of the year.