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  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★

    AKA: "An essay covering my ass for the past two years of shit I've talked at this movie."

    It's no secret that I admire Rob Zombie. I'm a fan of his music and his movies and I don't give a shit what you think about me. However, there was a time where I was a lot less forgiving towards the auteur and this movie was the bane of my existence.

    Initially, I hated it. The tone, the story, the symbolism:…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    After letting it sink in for a couple days, I've finally come to the conclusion as to why I didn't LOVE "Blade Runner: 2049" as much as everyone else.

    For the time being, the original film is probably my favorite film. I'm in love with its simplicity, style, and philosophy. It gets better each time I watch it, and I could watch it any time. It puts me in a trance; a two hour long dream that's weighty without ever…

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★½

    Refn is an interesting director. One of the few visionaries that can walk the fine line of "style over substance" and, in my opinion, be successful. From the opening credits to the final shot, "The Neon Demon" successfully planted its hooks in me, and I enjoyed every minute of it's surreal and vibrant atmosphere. While I have some major problems with the pacing of the story and flaws in the structure, Refn succeeds in delivering his vision and telling a…

  • Crimes Against Humanity

    Crimes Against Humanity

    Never before have I been more disgusted by being tricked into enjoying a film than I have with this pretentious arthouse "film."

    Coming out of the theater (the university cinema which was showing the film which we were required to see for a class), I thought I enjoyed this film. The quirky, offbeat sense of humor and surrealist nature struck a cord with me and though the last 45 minutes were a bit of a drag I thought as a…