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  • The Wave

    The Wave

    ★★★★

    On a second watch, probably the best natural disaster movie I've seen. Really great character acting, and a story with real stakes.

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★★★½

    I just got shivers remembering watching this last night. Not an entirely new concept, but goddamn, what an application.

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak

    ★★★★

    Didn't realize it was del Toro until the closing credits, and it made perfect sense. Some stilted dialogue, but altogether lovely.

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★½

    Wow. Another long-overdue viewing, and it's not at all what I thought it would be. I wish they'd chilled on her makeup during the last half, but what a performance.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★½

    Half-watched in a bar with the sound down low amidst excellent conversation.

  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★★½

    The ending recalled the closing scene of Uchida's Hero of the Red-Light District, with doves instead of blossoms.

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    The Just American audience surrogate character was the weakest part, but Brolin and del Toro turned this into something more than an action movie.

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★

    More fun than I expected, and in spite of the cheap sexualization. Loved Brandon Flowers.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    Incredibly beautiful but surprisingly empty.

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★★

    I need to have seen this fifteen years ago.

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★½

    A fun plot from the latest writer-bot algorithms at Marvel Entertainment, LLC.

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★

    A painting.