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  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

    My goodness. That was an assault on my emotions. 20 minutes in and I was hoping it would remain a romantic comedy and nothing bad would happen. Instead, I felt like I was being isolated from any semblance of normalcy or understanding, and it was haunting. 

    And the way this film deals with spirituality is haunting as well. It’s rarely ever front and center, but it lingers in the background, hiding behind deceptively normal dinner conversations. 

    And holy cow, Mia Farrow was absolutely fantastic. Watching her mentally and physically deteriorate was almost difficult to do.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    It was okay. The direction was competent and the performances were fine. But it was mostly pointless. Erasing the sequels is so curious in retrospect. This was simply another retread. Because if you take out the extraneous stuff, and there’s a good bit of it, this film is almost a clone of the original, which was much better.

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  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★

    Have you ever walked into a movie so positive there's no way it could disappoint you because of how awesome the trailers were? I have. Twice. First with last year's Suicide Squad and now unfortunately this year with Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, a movie that has no idea what it's trying to do.

    The film begins promisingly enough with a 70's retro style opening credits. However, once the dialogue gets going, the film begins to falter. The films biggest issue…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    I won't waste time writing a long review, as the quality of this film could be summed up by the following: Every aspect of Whiplash, acting, directing, editing, pacing, cinematography, script, etc. is as good as it possibly could have been. This movie is a masterpiece.