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  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    A masterpiece of the genre. It knows itself well.

  • Wristcutters: A Love Story

    Wristcutters: A Love Story

    ★★★★½

    Amazing. Badly marketed and beautifully written.

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    ½

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

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★½

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

  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★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.