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  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    ★★★★

    I have always enjoyed Gremlins 2 and this rewatch with my daughter has really cemented that. Joe Dante just goes absolutely wild here. It’s chocked full of gremlins and every idea you feel Dante could come up with is done, from a bat gremlin to on caught in an answering machine!

    I often hear word about a Gremlins 3, but what would be the point? Just where would you go from here? You simply can’t top it in terms of…

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    ★★½

    Let’s start with that title. I get why the film is called that, it being from a statement the judge made during sentencing, but man is it awful. It’s so unmemorable that I haven’t once gotten it right without looking it up first. So the film tells the story from the perspective of Ted’s long time girlfriend Liz, but it gives her the most cliched of plot points and character arcs. Sobbing in the shower scene, check. Pushing away people…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
    The…

  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…