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  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★★

    Part of Schlocktober 2017

    Going into Gerald's Game completely oblivious is possibly the best frame of mind to be in when it comes to this Stephen King adaptation. I haven't read the book, briefly glimpsed a trailer a while ago but really, I had no idea what to expect other than people recommending it.

    For starters, this is a very solid horror/thriller overall. It's intense, dark, scary at times, and if it wasn't for that ending, it could have been…

  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

    ★★½

    Part of Schlocktober 2017

    I never saw the original Annabelle movie but I had heard it's terrible and this sequel is better. Of course The Conjuring movies are solid enough so I figured I'd give this one a chance.

    Annabelle: Creation is well shot but ultimately it suffers from too many jump scares and not being even remotely scary. I just don't find the doll all that creepy and yet they have these creepy ass scarecrows that are much scarier…

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  • Swingers

    Swingers

    ★★★★½

    I have fond, fond memories of Swingers.

    Swingers is one of these experiences you had to have when it first came out. As a late teenager at the time (closer to my twenties), what Vince and Jon do in this movie was pretty much what I was doing (except the whole Vegas thing and saying 'beautiful babies' a lot). Hanging out with friends, trying to look cool, going to new clubs and bars, buying expensive drinks (or stealing others at…

  • The Science of Sleep

    The Science of Sleep

    ★★★★½

    Gondry is in complete control with The Science of Sleep. He wrote and directed this absolute wonder of a film. You can feel his playful energy in every frame, with Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg throwing themselves into Gondry's head and really understanding his vision.

    It's filmmakers like Gondry, who when they have total ownership over their material, make you see the pure magic that cinema can provide. Glorious!