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  • Knife+Heart

    Knife+Heart

    ★★★½

    A fascinating, if muddled, gay French giallo that turns the genre on its head.

    Watched on Shudder.

  • Black Cat Mansion

    Black Cat Mansion

    ★★★½

    Suggested by Brandon Kawashima, BLACK CAT MANSION begins (and ends) as a delightfully creaky black-and-white 1950s gothic, before turning into a full-color supernatural revenge melodrama set during the samurai era. Both sections are kind of great, even if the doctor main character is constantly telling his wife that she's imagining things.

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    We can debate all the livelong day about whether this movie ever needed to have been made in the first place, but if you were going to, I can't think of any other way to do it but as a mishmash of King's novel and Kubrick's film.

    Watched for work.

  • Polar

    Polar

    ½

    The most generous explanation I can come up with for Polar is that it was made by aliens who have never seen a human and had to extrapolate everything about us entirely by reading the worst, most egregious "edgy" comics from the '90s.