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  • Mother!

    Mother!

    ★★★★

    Wildly audacious, stunningly bizarre, masterfully disorienting, and utterly indescribable, MOTHER! seems destined to invoke more "WTF did I just watch??!!" conversations (and Master's theses) than any other wide release movie since....ever?

    Equal parts psychological horror, allegorical think piece, stunt, and extremely dark cringe comedy, to say this film isn't for everybody is an understatement.  Personally, I loved it and found it invigorating.  All four central performances are excellent and Aronofsky's command of the medium is more evident than ever.

  • Southpaw

    Southpaw

    ★★★½

    Long and overwrought, but absorbing and effective. Well-acted, too, especially by Forest Whitaker in a plum supporting role.

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  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    I've got way too many feelings (all of them positive) stirring around inside of me having just seen this phenomenally entertaining remake/tribute to write a proper review, so I'm just going to list some of the many things I love about it.

    I love...

    1. ...the fact that it pays significant tribute to both 1981's landmark EVIL DEAD and 1987's absurdly creative EVIL DEAD II, in a number of interesting ways while also containing many great surprises of its own.…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★★

    It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?

    How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of…