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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    I haven’t revisited this film in at least 20 years but with anticipation of the new one I wanted to brush up on my Michael Myers. Many slasher films haven’t aged well but John Carpenters classic is an exception. In today’s overly gory shock horror films, it’s rare to see an effective thriller which isn’t bathed in blood. It’s refreshing to be terrified by things in your mind instead of being showed something horrible. Carpenters pacing is fantastic in this…

  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★★★½

    As enthralling as it is bizarre, this could have been a complete film with just the story about three ifentical triplets, raised in different homes, who find each other by chance.  What makes it great however, is what happens next. Truly a twist you’ll never see coming and an emotional roller coaster will worth the ride.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    Writer/ Director Bo Burnham does so many things right in this film, but by far, his biggest win is allowing Elsie Fisher to absolutely shine in her role as Kayla - an awkward introverted teenager trying to navigate the final days of her eighth grade year. Fisher, who is best known for voicing Agnes in the Despicable Me films, is a revelation. The young actor in this role, is the embodiment of tenderness, youthful conflict, wistful optimism and heartbreaking awkwardness.…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    First Man, when first announced, seemed like a very strange turn for director Damien Chazelle. His first two films (Whiplash and La La Land) were music centric knock outs and judging from how great each were, it was reasonable to say that he had a knack for a genre he was helping create. Why go so far out on a limb with a bio pic about Neil Armstrong then? Wouldn’t that film basically boil down to a handful of thrilling…