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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★

    Zombies, reclaimed and reimagined by the guy who helped perfect them. A way smarter redux than most give it credit for, flipping images and playing with our knowledge of the original while simultaneously leaning into the social commentary Romero more or less stumbled upon. The makeup here is just gnarly, too; all Civil Rights and Vietnam era atrocities filtered through a monster that’d been popularized and parodied by 1990. Really impressed by how well this holds up.

  • Prom Night

    Prom Night

    ★★★

    It’s weird: I used to get so bored by this, but now the moments that previously lulled me to sleep are now the most interesting. Maybe it’s due to watching way too many slashers, but all the earnest teen melodrama and vigorous disco dancing are mesmerizing, while the actual slasher/whodunit portions are mostly uninteresting (save for the last 20 or so minutes). Maybe I’ll just never watch this movie again so I don’t see-saw back to thinking it’s super dull? Probably not.

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s GHOST RIDER, scored with dronecore stoner metal. Paint this whole movie on the side of a fucking conversion van.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

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

    Perhaps one of the ballsiest blockbusters ever made, INFINITY WAR is at least the most daring MCU movie we’ve seen, finally injecting a true sense of mortality and loss for a collective we’ve been following for the past decade. Only, the losses they experience don’t feel rooted in some “this is the end” Final Chapter marketing scheme (though its impossible to deny that’s at least part of it), instead actually interrogating each character and truly wondering what they’d be willing…