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  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★

    Snake Plitskin is Carpenter’s Bond, or John Wayne, a crack pot hodgepodge of the manly man’s man. LA is the exact same as NY, with a twist of Army of Darkness-like silliness. But it doesn’t mean I enjoyed it really. Had its moments.

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    Assault on Precinct 13

    ★★★

    All she wanted was a vanilla twist. What a cold way to go.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★

    The silly and the terrifying mix perfectly in The Thing, and I must say that even though I might get some wide-eyed stares because it took me so long to see it, I’m the one who got enjoy it for the first-time at 31 years of age! So take that. I’m beginning a big John Carpenter/Tobe Hooper marathon because a) Halloween and b) it’s goddamn about time!

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★½

    After rethinking, retalking, and revising my thoughts, I'm giving this one another go:

    I didn't love or even super like Moonlight; not because of the subject matter (which I happily champion its existence, especially as an "Oscar movie"), or because it's a "victim-movie" (a crude term I've encountered after seeing a few critics pussyfoot around the idea of not liking a movie because it victimizes its characters, which, you know, is dumb, because it is the prerogative of the filmmaker…