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  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★½

    Always unsettling and often terrifying, The Ritual is one of the smarter takes on what might as well be considered the “lost in a haunted forest” genre begun by The Blairwitch Project. 

    There is a combination of things working together to make the whole work. It’s anchored by some great performances by actors who all have genuinely believable chemistry with each other. There’s a sense of history felt here with these guys, highlighting both friendships and animosity. 

    Thefilm is also…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★½

    This movie was met with a hearty “meh” from me. I am genuinely baffled by the complaints on the films humor. It was a bus full of self professed looneys sidetracked from a one way trip to the chair by an alien. Naturally, there was going to be a lot of humorous banter between them throughout. But never did it feel like a comedy and it certainly never felt like it bordered on parody, sentiments I’ve actually seen in other…

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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.