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  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★★

    While watching Kedi, I looked over at my big boy Chow Yun Cat, mostly sleeping but perking up whenever he heard cats fighting or kittens crying. I thought about the moment he came into my life.

    It was a rainy and cold September afternoon in 2012, I had just finished my Norwegian language/assimilation class and I was waiting at the bus stop in the center of this quaint coastal city I now call home. I was looking across the street,…

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  • Savage Weekend

    Savage Weekend

    ★★★½

    Savage Weekend's structure is basically a backwoods slasher with the vacationing NYC yuppies trope pit against the upstate/rural locals, but at the same time it also feels like a '70s porno minus the hardcore.

    Not quite as enamored with it as I was the first time I watched it, but it's still a watchable [if predictable and somewhat underwritten] oddity and should be known for its cast: William Sanderson, Christopher Allport, David Gale [Dr. Hill from Re-Animator], and Yancy Butler [Hard Target].

  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher

    ★★★½

    If I saw 1986 Rutger Hauer on the side of the road, I'd pick him up too--god damn.

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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…