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  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    ★★★½

    Actor Macon Blair's (BLUE RUIN, GREEN ROOM) directorial debut, I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE is a curious dark comedy about Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant who is slowing reaching her limit dealing with her constant disappointment in people. When her house is broken into and some precious belongings stolen, that's simply too much. She teams up with an oddball neighbor (Elijah Wood) who is fond of nunchucks and throwing stars, to track down those responsible.…

  • The Nights of Terror

    The Nights of Terror

    ★★★★½

    After feeling like I overdosed on Serious Important Stuff while watching SILENCE yesterday, I felt like I deserved some good ol' fashioned gut-munching zombies.

    Of all the Italian zombie films of the early '80s, BURIAL GROUND is one of the strangest and most entertaining. It's not perfect, but I love it so. The zombie makeup is some of my all-time favorite and the dubbing and performances are particularly bad/good. And let's not even start in on Michael (Peter Bark).

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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…