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  • Mom and Dad

    Mom and Dad

    ★★

    An interesting premise and it has at least one good later reveal with that, but this is mostly a pretty boring rage virus movie.

    Cage doing a crazy dad before he's supposed to go crazy á la The Shining is a decent choice but not enough to save the movie.

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  • [REC]

    [REC]

    ★★★★½

    One of the best found-footage films, maybe even THE best. Its secrets are fairly simple. Make it scary and move it along at a brisk pace. This film is never allowed to drag and we are invited to join the dots like the characters up to the genuinely chilling finale. Watching it with headphones on last night was a pant-soilingly good experience.

  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones

    ★★★★★

    Love this one more and more on each watch. I'm getting nostalgic about it already.

    Forget what I've written before about THE LOVED ONES but here's this:

    Robin McLeavy as Lola is a wonderful villain.

    The gore is terrific but it's the stuff that you don't see, like in Texas Chain Saw. The clever misdirection and sound design makes for gripping stuff.

    Xavier Samuel's contorted bloody face as he frees himself from the chair to take on his captors.

    That…