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  • Wish Upon

    Wish Upon

    ★★★½

    An entertaining and well-made loose re-telling of "The Monkey's Paw," about a teenage girl who is given a device that grants seven wishes...but at a horrible price.

    It's not really "scary" and it's won't top any lists, but it's suspenseful and fun, and the performances are solid, especially the appealing Joey King in the lead. PG-13 horror aimed at teens can be a whole lot worse, that's for sure.

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★

    Well-made with the best of intentions, a fascinating real-life story that's still very relevant considering current events, stacked with great actors, a worthy viewing. But it's also lacking a necessary spark to make the material come alive, rarely feeling like more than a lecture dressed up as a movie.

    Spielberg is great and all, but I was surprised by the fact that nothing about THE POST, not Streep, not Hanks, not the screenplay, not the score, not the cinematography, nothing…

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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…