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  • Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories

    ★★

    Well shot and for the most part well acted. Unfurls under the guise of being conceptually deep, yet is purely tangled and convoluted, resulting in wholly pretentious drivel. The denouement is particularly cheap.
    Provides a couple of moments that are truly frightening.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Well, looks like someone really wants to be another Quentin T. Even though it has it's weak spots, this one is quite an impressive endeavor. Makes some stupendously dull and inadequate actors actually digestible.
    Am dazzled by the gifted Cynthia Erivo. Serves as a sample of the superb talent of Jeff Bridges, poetically understated, yet heartfelt and sharp.

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  • I Wake Up Screaming

    I Wake Up Screaming

    ★★★½

    Well worth seeing if only for the top notch performance of the brilliant Laird Cregar. He simply shines. This film is a great introduction for anyone unfamiliar with this underrated, fantastically talented actor.

    Unique soundtrack and great lighting.

  • Blast of Silence

    Blast of Silence

    ★★★★

    The quintessential near-faultless noir on a shoestring budget.
    Allen Baron has the perfect looks for the role; two parts De Niro, one part Lino Ventura, with a twist of George C. Scott.
    Stinging shots of New York City scattered throughout. Stark and searing narration with smooth and immaculate writing by the legendary Waldo Salt.
    A film of bleak desperation and anguished loneliness.