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  • The Lodge

    The Lodge


    A creepy, unforgiving exploration of the trauma of religion.

  • La Strada

    La Strada


    After a few years away, continuing my journey through Fellini's works. La Strada is a tidy, funny, sad little story. Just enough circuses to feel like Fellini, but seemingly more self-contained than his other films.

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla


    A masterpiece of the genre. It knows itself well.

  • Wristcutters: A Love Story

    Wristcutters: A Love Story


    Amazing. Badly marketed and beautifully written.

  • Martyrs



    Actually evil, if such a thing exists, and that's not an endorsement. Loves hurting women.

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond


    Could have been so good; really bad dialogue writing and repetitive editing.

  • Apostle



    Stunning. One of the few truly terrifying modern horrors.

  • 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


    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


    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


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