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  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    ★★★

    We usually can predetermine if we will like a movie before we make the trek into the theater. You’ll love it or hate it. Like it or feel a general whatever-ness about it. Very rarely are we treated with something that is so flabbergastingly strange, original and uncertain of its own tone, that we want to discuss it with every random pedestrian. I’ve basically wanted to shake everyone into seeing The Book of Henry since I watched it with the…

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★★

    Psychological images that you envision are always more terrifying than any type of computer-generated monster. Those types of sugar-filled horror films are great on their own merits, but as of late, we are getting nothing but attention deficit harboring train wrecks. Their only job is to collect your money while giving you quick scares that leave your memory shortly thereafter. Psychological horror’s job is to hit you in the theater, stick with you for the day and question your morality…

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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…