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  • House
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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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  • American Movie

    ★★★★½

  • Pearl

    ★★

  • Skinamarink

    ★★★

  • Dracula's Angel

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  • American Movie

    American Movie

    ★★★★½

    One of the best films ever about movie making and dream chasing. Rest in peace Mike.

  • Pearl

    Pearl

    ★★

    Better than X, but just as hollow. Ti West just doesn’t seem to even try to consider Pearl as a fully realized character. The film is doomed from the start because we know Pearl is insane from the get go and it’s only a short matter of time before she cracks. West doesn’t play with that suspense so much as let’s it happen. Goth is good—but she’s a bumble bee trapped in a jar here. I don’t personally care for…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★

    Okay A24--we're done. No more of these half-realized genre pics, technical exercise, calling cards. May Under The Skin remain the only great film you've released(okay and Spring Breakers).

    So what's wrong with Hereditary? It's cynical but not so obviously at first. The first half begins with quite an unexpected plot point and builds upon it with an eerie, grief felt, and almost at the edge of tears/laughter kind of atmosphere. It is refreshing that the film doesn't cheaply go for…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    A24’s The 10th Kingdom

    Lacks any sense of emotional element with any of its human or non-human characters. Just an ornate, auto-masterbatorial collage of “one-perfect shots”, polished and scrubbed of any texture or grit. It’s modern assumptions on the reality of the glories of medieval legends is obvious. Really slacking in the pacing department and then when we finally get to the typical fantasy/anthology film set-pieces, they lack any real sense of wonder. Never weird or sexy or provocative or thrilling. Bog standard choir score and all the forced & whispery performances one could take. 

    Just watch Conquest. You’ve been meaning to anyway.