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  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story


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

    I'm glad I didn't know about Richard Farnsowrth's suicide in 2000 until after watching The Straight Story, because I was weepy as fuck every time the camera was positioned in front of him, the look in his eyes when he reassures his daughter after a doctor's visit, as he lies and tells her he's going to live until he's 100, the look on his face destroyed me and now I know why, because I wasn't looking at the face of…

  • Berserker



    Stepping outside of his alcohol soaked typecasting, George 'Buck' Flower plays a Scandinavian immigrant living in America and his generic Scandinavian accent was one of the most enjoyable bits in this unusual late '80s slasher entry. It isn't just the Norse foundation that separates Berserker from the usual formula, this is one of the few slashers that starts out strong and then in the final 20 minutes becomes a total snooze.

    There's this HORRIBLE song called You're a Cool Dude

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  • The Witch

    The Witch


    Let's get this out of the way, The Witch is a horror film, you can put it in all of your other subcategories but, at its very core--it's a genre film whether you feel comfortable with the classification or not.

    This film covers the horrors of colonialism, emigration, religious conviction, starvation, witch trials, patriarchy, puberty, loss, and if methodically exposing each of these very horrifying real life tribulations isn't terrifying and alarming enough, there's a god damn witch and evil…

  • The Shining

    The Shining


    After having over a meter (3 feet for my fellow Americans) of snow fall on us in just a few days, the isolated and trapped feeling gave us great cause to want to watch the ultimate cabin fever-in the depth of winter film. Regardless of how many times one has seen The Shining, it never loses that overwhelming sense of dread.

    As soon as Jack Torrance is in frame, that uneasy feeling takes over. I feel as though I wish…