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  • Lake of Dracula

    Lake of Dracula

    ★★★

    Better than Vampire Doll.

  • What Keeps You Alive

    What Keeps You Alive

    ★★★½

    Doesn’t quite stick the landing, but a totally slick, well-acted, survival horror film.

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★½

    Kind of ends like three or four times, but this is a lot of fun. Not only that, I find it downright touching in moments. The writers flesh out the teenage characters in a really interesting way that I’m sure some will read as on the nose, but it worked for me. The young actors are all really natural and entertaining. Rich Sommer is really awesome as well.

  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★½

    Eh, I guess.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    Hot damn!

  • Armageddon

    Armageddon

    ★½

    I hadn't watched this in like 15+ years, but wow, it's way worse than I remembered it being. Total trash.

  • Blood Diner

    Blood Diner

    ★½

    Some of this is fine, some of this is obnoxious, but the last 10 minutes are great. Definitely better off watching with friends and not cynical and alone like I did.

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★½

    An epic cinematic experience the likes of which I haven’t experienced in ages. This is a true achievement not only for Chinese cinema, but the medium on the whole. What a tragedy it is that this is Hu Bo’s first and last feature film.

  • The Vampire Doll

    The Vampire Doll

    ★★

    Toho does Hammer to... dull results.

  • Our House

    Our House

    ★★

    I kept waiting for things to get scary. It's such an interesting idea for a horror movie, but we spend 80% of the run time waiting for stuff to take off. Missed opportunity.

  • Blue Vengeance

    Blue Vengeance

    ★★★

    This movie is totally insane and I had a blast watching it. Really fantastic on-location New York City in the '80s, including several scenes shot at CBGB's. This one is a Seeing is Believing situation.

  • What Will People Say

    What Will People Say

    ★★★★½

    Still a knockout the second time.