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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Winter just refuses to go away here in Missouri. We bounce between weekends with 60+ degree highs and days with 7 inches of snowfall. Just as the snow is finally starting to melt on the ground I hear next week is going to rear another small winter storm....

    That's not the only thing weighing on my mind right now though.

    On one of those snowy nights last week (or was it a month ago?) I decided to revisit a film…

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★★★

    At the time probably one of the most repulsive and creatively bankrupt sequel attempts in film history, I think TCM2 can now be looked at in an entirely new light within a reboot/sequel/MCU populated cinematic landscape thats reigned over by the monolithic visage of the Mickey Mouse Corporation.

    On a thematic level I could describe this film as simply observing the psycho-sexual tendencies of the original again, but this time in a neon lit Fellini-esque carnival of raw flesh, carcasses,…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    The word "trainspotting" can mean alot of things.

    It literally translates to the phyisical act of watching trains, whether it be for a hobby or for recreation.

    It's also commonly used among junkies to signal the track marks it leaves on the arms of addicts.

    In the context of Danny Boyle's masterpiece, the word means all of the above. The life of a heroin addict could be summed up as the act of watching trains. You are watching hundreds of…

  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void

    ★★★★★

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

    Have you ever seen a story that begins with a gunshot and ends with a cumshot?

    No?

    Well I just did...

    And it was one of the most horrifyingly beautiful psychedelic experiences I've ever had the pleasure of viewing in my life.

    From what I read about the movie it seems to be pretty hit or miss with people. I pity the people who saw no substance in this film. Because underneath its nightmarish outer layer is a film that…