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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★

    A lot of modern horror gets passed off as “torture porn.” This felt like “grief porn.” Maybe “depression porn.”

    It’s being billed as this generation’s THE EXORCIST, which I don’t really see. THE EXORCIST is timeless and I’m not sure how this will endure. I think THE WITCH may hold up stronger down the road. 

    That being said, I respect/love the filmmaking in this movie. So refreshing to see a horror film rely on craft and not jump scares. It…

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★

    Significantly better than the first installment. Feels a little more sure of itself and less dependent on the whole gimmick—despite their being a lot of it here. It’s all just better placed, sometimes more subtle, and much less Van Wilder-y. 

    DEADPOOL 2 uses metacinema to make fun of itself and the superhero genre as a whole (falling into clichés only to call itself out on doing so), while the first movie more so used it to say, “hey look at…

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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★½

    A sticky, Mountain Dew-stained coming-of-age film crawling with flies and gnats. An overly-long roadtrip crammed in a 1:1.33 frame with people you likely wouldn't want to associate yourself with. Shaky camera, raunchy rap music, used tampons, flame-lit masturbation...And I loved every second of it. AMERICAN HONEY is stunning, inspiring, and full of electricity. Wow.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★½

    The best film to come out of Scranton, PA since THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT