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  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump, Ben's wife and frequent collaborator, are an interesting duo. They've clearly got a whole lot of talent, as evidenced by films like Kill List (which I loved), but then there's films that, while I liked, I don't get the adoration of. Like, for example, Sightseers. I definitely would say that I liked that film, but I didn't love. And it's not that I didn't 'get it', since I do love that pitch black humor, but…

  • The Presence

    The Presence

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You know, there's an idiom that goes 'don't hate the player, hate the game'. You could apply to a number of different situations. But, in this case, I'm using it in reverse, don't hate the game, hate the player, and the reason for that is and, I'm once again coming to its defense, the disdain found footage gets from people who, really, should know better. There are people, smart people, who seem to think that the problem with the found…

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You know, I don't think I've said this in quite a while, but I don't think I've seen quite a movie like this before. And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible, because this is a satire of the art-world, its pretensions and high standards for amazing art, basically, framed as a slasher horror movie. Perhaps slasher really is kind of the wrong term to use when describing this movie, but it's definitely got a lot of horror…

  • We Are Not Alone

    We Are Not Alone

    ★★

    I've never been superstitious. Well, not always, just since I hit the age of reason and free thought. That age, as it is for most people, is 13. I grew up in a religious family. Not hardcore religious, like my family never went to church as far as I can remember, but my mom, aunt and grandmother (whom I was raised by, more my mom/aunt than grandmother) are all believers, in a sense. One of the things about them that…