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  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher

    ★★

    I almost turned this off when it opened with an All-American Rejects song. WTF? (The NIN during the climax wasn't much better.) There was also some lowkey terrible CGI, and the boyfriend was a total doofus. Still, if this movie had to be remade (note: it most definitely did not), Sean Bean was perfect casting. I just wish they had put together a better movie around him.

    Suggested double feature: The Hitcher (1986) (duh), Joy Ride, Jeepers Creepers

  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★½

    Rapidly approaching "classic" designation. Dan Stevens is a marvel, and Maika Monroe is a new breed of final girl. Love the music, and the set pieces are all scorchers. Why aren't there more movies like this?

    Suggested double feature: It Follows, Cold in July

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    An unequivocal masterpiece.

    Suggested double feature: The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lords of Salem, The Witch, Take Shelter

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    It's obviously ridiculous that this was nominated for the Razzies [insert fart noise here], but the more egregious sin is that Matthew Libatique wasn't nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars this year. Just wow.

    Suggested double feature: The Witch