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  • Halloween
  • Poltergeist
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • House on Haunted Hill

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★★

  • Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★

  • Squid Game

  • ParaNorman

    ★★★½

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  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    Okay so this turned into kind of a long review. I just really wanted to talk about how the parking lot scene is the movie's thesis statement. It's where the dissonance between the folksiness and the brutality that is the movie's (America's?) undercurrent fully comes together.

    A lesser movie would introduced Marge Gunderson in the first scene or it would've had more of a whodunit structure or in some other way set the viewers palette with violence. By spending so…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★

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

    -a lot of the animation style and small-scale storytelling is enough to sustain this. Bryan Cranston does great voice work.
    -the third act involves a conventional and predictable plot resolution and lacks some emotional impact. (how bout that curing a disease with one sample?)
    -there are some problems w/r/t use of Japanese culture, but other people have written about that better than me. I think having the lead activist be a white foreign exchange student is the one thing that…