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  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso


    I watched this a bunch back in the late ‘90s, it was kinda part of my “starter pack” of foreign films when I was just getting into them in my late teens.

    It’s still a lovely film with some beautiful images, and it’s got one of my favorite scores of all time, but it’s almost too maudlin for me now. 

    A nice reminder of the importance of communal moviegoing, though, and Phillipe Noiret is wonderful. Without him the movie might be too sappy to bear!

  • Attack of the Murder Hornets

    Attack of the Murder Hornets


    An entertaining documentary (from the talented BEST WORST MOVIE and THE AMERICAN SCREAM director Michael Stephenson) about the Asian Giant Hornet (aka Murder Hornet) invasion of the U.S. that could be disastrous for the honeybee population (and by extension, humans).

    I remember the headlines last year but it was just one more in a cavalcade of scary headlines about all kinds of things last year and I just didn’t have the strength to pay much attention. But wow, these things…

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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…