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  • Fall

    ★★★

  • Day Shift

    ★★★

  • Carrie

    ★★★

  • The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's

    ★★★

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  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★★★

    In terms of choreography, Day Shift often plays a bit like John Wick with vampires. Considering that director Perry’s filmography includes a lot of high profile stunt coordinator credits (including John Wick: Chapter 2), this doesn’t come as a surprise. What is surprising is just how well the gritty and frenetic action sequences complement the heightened genre trappings of the vampire setting. The action’s fluidity is captured through quick camera movements and heightened by the supernatural contortions of the vampire…

  • Fall

    Fall

    ★★★

    Liked this much more than I expected to. It activated my acrophobia right from the get-go and didn't let go of it. So that was was really nice. I mean that genuinely, because my heart was pounding and my palms were sweating like crazy. It is really that effective.

    Unfortunately, the impressive visual effects and the tension of the core premise are weighed down by a weak script that slaps together a clichéd and poorly telegraphed melodramatic plot line that…

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  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★

    I respect De Palma for making a lean, mean teenage angst horror movie. And I appreciate that he got a lot of King's source material right.

    Still, there's something about Carrie that keeps me from being head over heels in love with it. It's briskness comes at the expense of properly developing some of the characters. That's a bit of a drag. And the struggle of Carrie exploring her powers is a bit absent.

    But the culmination in the prom sequence and beyond is really fantastic.

    Podcast Review: https://towerjunkiespod.com/2022/08/10/080/

  • The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's

    The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's "American Pie"

    ★★★

    Perfectly fine documentary celebrating the history and meaning behind Don McLean's American Pie. It's light, fluffy, and a bit repetitive, but fairly pleasant.

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    Not the worst MCU movie. It's not even the worst Thor movie. But it's far from the best of either.

    The more I think about this movie, the more annoyed I am by it. It's incredibly sloppy and has some of the worst character development (or lack thereof) in the MCU. We don't get to see Jane go from scientist to Thor, but we do get an extended preview of Guardians 3. Gorr the God Butcher's god butchering is mostly…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    When Joker is crossing the street in traffic, do you think he yells "Hey! I'm Joaquin here!"