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  • Halloween
  • The Shining
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • V for Vendetta

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  • Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★★½

  • Black Bear

    ★★★½

  • Watcher

    ★★★

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★½

    After a second watch, my thoughts on this have improved.  Taking into consideration that this is a sequel to the “The Shining” of all movies, this had the deck stacked against it.  Had this been an original film, I believe more would have forgiven it for its minor shortcomings.  My only criticisms of this were fan service flashblacks (not all of which expertly casted much less needed in the first place) and that they utilize the ‘heartbeat’ track so often…

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★½

    Two and a half is generous considering how ridiculous this script was.  From a technical standpoint the movie wasn’t bad.  Great shots and the score wasn’t bad either.  The movie just becomes comedic near the third act.  Ethan Hawke and Madeleine McGraw deserved a better movie than this.

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  • Creep

    Creep

    ★★★★★

    Very glad I went into this one blind. Although I usually can't stand "found footage" films, "Creep" is a refreshing return to that horror sub-genre. This film is completely effective even without the presence of a score and zero doctoring to cinematography.
    Mark Duplass's character, which is set to roll into a trilogy, is just perfect. This film had all the right elements working for it when it came to tone. There are some frightening and uncomfortable thrills followed by some truly pitch black comedic moments.
    Highest recommendations.

    KP Reviews
    5/5

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Every five to ten years, we see movies that remind us of the importance of film and why we love them so much. This year, Denis Villenueve gave us just that and so much more. I cannot properly describe how I felt upon first viewing of this movie. Blade Runner 2049 is a masterwork with many moving parts. The film is bold, ambitious and unlike anything I've ever seen. At times it can be overwhelming but the shifts in tone…