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  • Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★

  • Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★

  • Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★

  • Britney Vs Spears

    ★★★

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  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★

    Actually, one could tear this to shreds if one was in the mood to do so. But at the same time, there's something amusing about the "flashback" narrative that utilises the cast of the first two instalments in the folk horror tale that reveals the origins of Shadyside's curse and the Witch that cast it upon them.

    And, ha ha! There's a concluding last quarter that's "1997 Part 2" that picks up where we left off and brings it all…

  • Fear Street: 1978

    Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★

    Middle film... well we all know how middle films go. challenging to follow up what has been set up, tricky to keep the pacing and interest at the same level. But Janiak does good with the second entry into her Fear Street trilogy, as it's more or less by the book homage to seventies slashers. This is basically all set at Camp Nighwing with kids, councillors, drugs and sex, lust and prudes, with the occultism of "The Witch" fused into…

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  • American Murder: The Family Next Door

    American Murder: The Family Next Door

    ★★★

    Apart from being a terrible tragedy, I also was shocked by the obsessive taping of the children and social media posting.

  • The Eternal Jew

    The Eternal Jew

    I've got a buddy who works actively against fascism and right wing movements. He once gave me a bunch of DVDs with the explanation that I as a "film historian and cinephile" would probably understand to watch them for their value, not the message.

    What do you say about a film like this, the Nazi party's main anti-Jew propaganda piece, commissioned and partially supervised by Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels himself. Well it's a manipulative monster of course, almost a…