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  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★★

    A fun, scary, and fast-paced supernatural horror film, THE VOID was clearly made on a limited budget, but a surfeit of energy and imagination.

    Sure, it's derivative. The biggest influence appears to be John Carpenter, as it liberally borrows from four Carpenter films at once (PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE THING, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, and it takes its entire structure from ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13), but there's also FROM BEYOND, HELLRAISER, RE-ANIMATOR, THE BEYOND, ALTERED STATES, SILENT HILL, and…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Third time, and I think I enjoyed it more than ever.

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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…