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  • House of Dark Shadows

    House of Dark Shadows

    ★★★★½

    Written by Sam Hall & Gordon Russell. Directed by Dan Curtis.
    The feature-length version of the daily soap opera. Condensed almost to nonsense, it's mostly enjoyable to those who watched the show. Barnabas Collins is pure evil in this telling. His turn to tragic-hero happened on the series.

  • House of Dark Shadows

    House of Dark Shadows

    ★★★★½

    Written by Sam Hall & Gordon Russell. Directed by Dan Curtis.
    Feature length version of the daily soap opera. Condensed almost to nonsense, it's very enjoyable for those who watched the show. Barnabas Collins is mostly a villain here. His turn to tragic hero happened on the show. Ah, well...

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Written by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, from the comic book by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.
    Directed by Taika Waititi.

    Deliriously wonderful comedy, directed by New Zealand wunderkind Taika Waititi, of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE. It's amazing that Marvel films allowed Waititi's sensibility to survive the group-think of modern blockbuster movie-making. See it. Enjoy it. Laugh.

  • The Old Dark House

    The Old Dark House

    ★★★★★

    Written by Benn W. Levy, from the novel BENIGHTED by J.P. Priestly. Directed by James Whale.

    A marvelous, hilarious masterpiece. James Whale's follow-up to FRANKENSTEIN, and a step on the way to black comic genius he displayed in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. A brilliant cast of Gloria Stuart, Melvin Douglas, Raymond Massey, Charles Laughton and the magnificent Ernest Thesiger. Has anyone been able to match the menace and grandeur with which Thesiger imbues the line "Have a potato?"
    It's a wild precursor to camp and deconstructionist cinema. One of a kind.