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  • The Moth Diaries

    The Moth Diaries

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

    It's been 48 hours since I watched this film and I can't stop wondering...what kind of shimmery Victorian drugs do Hot Topic Carmillas bring to parties? Wormwood-laced opium? Ether-soaked cannabis? I need to know.

  • Habit

    Habit

    For some reason, Fate decreed that a young Kelly Reichardt - who would go on to direct pitch perfect, emotionally wrenching realist dramas like Wendy and Lucy - should appear in this film as "Party Girl On Phone".

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    Watching this film is (easily) my favorite Father's Day tradition.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

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

    There’s a lot here to unpack. I’ll probably need to watch this two, three, or even four more times.

    Right now, the only thing I know for sure is that future generations will remember Midsommar as the film that introduced the vaping-characters-must-die-unspeakably-painful-deaths trope into American horror.

    My mind keeps circling back to the strangest things.  Things that make me wonder: was Aster hinting at something, quite possibly something very important, happening just outside the sumptuously detailed  frame of this two-and-a-half hour…