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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    A generous reading of Halloween would be to say that it’s a visceral #MeToo parable in which traumatized women confront their abuser. Surely that’s how the movie will be regarded years from now, when it will be looked to as a reflection of its era. But in truth, the film clumsily stumbles into feminist significance in its final moments, without having laid much groundwork for it beforehand.

    www.larsenonfilm.com/halloween-3

  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark

    ★★★½

    A werewolf movie that isn’t a werewolf movie, but really kind of is.

    Review: www.larsenonfilm.com/hold-the-dark

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  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★

    Your kids have to see you cry sometime.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½

    We really didn't need another superhero movie after this.

    A few notes on this revisit:

    - Pulls no punches on the domestic trauma front. This is about a husband and father's real betrayal. That late-night fight between the parents is uncomfortably true to life.

    - "Tonyloaf"

    - Elastigirl caught in the series of doors is better than almost any superhero action sequence staged since.

    - "I never look back darling. It distracts from the now." (What does this mean for…