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  • Annihilation


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Initially I had some difficulties adjusting to the terrible, clumsy looking CGI effects, they had this retrograde vibe about them which was a bit annoying, off-putting. But once the team entered the Shimmer, I began to warm up to them, and highly enjoyed some of the visual treats of the wild, mutated landscape, the colored molded woods and stone surfaces, the floral clusters, the “green humanoids" from the deserted town, the crystal trees adorning the beach and the menacing, primordial…

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    I rarely re-watch films, but lately I’ve felt like revisiting some favorites (especially horror favorites). And last night I decided to see The Innocents. And my God, what a pleasure it was to remember this magnificent masterpiece. So lush in black-and-white, so rich in details, so deliciously ambiguous, and also so very terrifying and tragic. Definitely one of the smartest psychological horror films out there. And though it plays brilliantly as a ghost story, I’ll always embrace the realistic interpretation…

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  • The Pyramid

    The Pyramid

    World’s worst archaeologists got struck by luck and made a groundbreaking discovery in Egypt, unearthing a three sided pyramid. And since there’s no cure for being the world’s worst archaeologists, pretty soon they’ll all go down the rabbit hole dragging along a TV crew assigned to catch on camera the big historical event. And what can possibly go wrong when you idiotically and blindly adventure in the uncharted labyrinth of a freshly discovered pyramid. Obviously, the answer is: everything. Yes,…

  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

    Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

    Whenever I pick a cheap little slasher for a junk viewing I leave my brain at the door because I know it won’t be the type of film that will require its involvement. And once I do that, all the rules and pretentiousness about high art film making can be forgotten and I let myself sleazily entertained and swallowed by the huge blob of cheese, no strings attached. To me, Sleepaway Camp films are the ugly ducklings of the classic…