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  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★

    Bad horror movies are a beautiful art form. Give me a bad horror movie over an okay or middle-of-the-road drama any day. Bad horror movies typically go all out, there’s no half-steppin' because their plot and character require them to embrace the screen with outlandish situations. Bad horror movies that know what they are, revel in the material and have a good time; Happy Death Day was one I was looking forward to for the wrong reasons. I wanted to…

  • 13 Cameras

    13 Cameras

    ½

    These types of Netflix films are a special type of garbage. I was crying at how poorly written everything was, leading to an ending with no motivation.

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  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★

    Every filmmaker dreams of having a hype for their film ala Cloverfield. The experience leading up to it is unprecedented by any other film experience I’ve seen before or after. It seems like every movie trailer released in current day shows way too much and you already know what’s going to happen before you even buy your ticket. All it took was one beheaded Statue of Liberty in a untitled teaser trailer released before Transformers to send the movie industry…

  • The Decalogue

    The Decalogue

    ★★★★★

    Kieslowski's magnum opus is a vast ten-hour-long epic that displays The Ten Commandments in a realistic light. I thought going into it that ala the film about "thou shall not steal" would simply be a film about not stealing... but this is Kieslowski we are talking about.

    Not only do these films go above and beyond what the source material entailed, it does so in a non-preachy way and also while being entirely relatable and understandable. These aren't ten tales…