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  • The Haunting of Hill House

    The Haunting of Hill House

    ★★★★★

    I was more or less holding my breath throughout the show, waiting for that one misstep- that one off episode that would inevitably taint the whole experience for me.

    It never came. Maybe it's presumptuous to say that The Haunting of Hill House is a perfect series. Maybe. However, I have no complaints. None. I loved it. It approaches familiar horror concepts from a different angle, positing that instead of slamming doors, and dead people- maybe it's regrets and secrets…

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★★

    The Night Comes For Us is the true successor to the Indo-action genre titans, The Raid and The Raid 2. It is the one that fans have been waiting for... and then some. It's awash in the kind of carnage and gore that are usually reserved for horror movies of the nastiest sort.

    Moreover, the movie is full of little stylistic flourishes- like a knife zipping past the camera, or a tooth flying out of a guy's mouth in slow…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★½

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

    I really really liked this movie when I first saw it. Throughout 2016, I really really liked this movie. But, last night, my opinion of it got major complicated. I've always excused or explained its copycatting of A New Hope as a necessary move because fans were bitter about the prequels. But, fuck fans. If this is what they brought the franchise down to, fuck them.

    All three prequels were better than this movie. They at least showed us new…

  • Residue

    Residue

    ★★★★

    Whenever I watch a movie, and then critique it, I usually end up with some pretty specific ideas about what I would have done differently had I been the writer, or director, etc. I think that's just par for course when you're pointing out what a movie does wrong or right. Residue might be the first movie that I'll agree is flawed, and wholly imperfect, but... I wouldn't know what to change because I absolutely enjoyed it just the way…