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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★½

    Who knew that Bob Clark's Black Christmas would pave the way for other festive holiday slasher flicks such as Halloween?

  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    ★★★★

    I don't think I've ever seen a film use voiceover narration for comedic effect so well. As Ralph recounts the Christmas he tried to convince his parents to buy him a Red Ryder BB gun, he manages to cleverly articulate childhood fantasies that we can all relate to entertaining at one point or another.

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.

    This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Batman v Superman: Yawn of Justice

    I went into this movie with pretty low expectations after seeing Man of Steel. It wasn't a terrible movie by any means, but really wasn't that good either. Snyder was given a difficult task of setting up a Justice League movie in only two films, while there was more work done to set up the Avengers. I am still trying to figure out if this could have been a better film, or if Snyder…