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  • Truth or Dare

    Truth or Dare

    ★★

    I saw Blumhouse's Truth or Dare. Which means you don't have to.

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  • The Monster Project

    The Monster Project

    ★★½

    Found footage films are a divisive bunch. When executed properly they can be effective. However, it seems like every time we get one good one it is followed by a couple thousand terrible ones. The Monster Project falls somewhere in between these two extremes. It has a great premise and a solid script on top of terrific performances by an ensemble cast. Unfortunately, it’s rather hard to look at.

    The movie opens by introducing us to Devon and Jamal, two…

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  • Shark Exorcist

    Shark Exorcist

    ★½

    Writing a review for a film like Shark Exorcist is a tough task. How do you judge a movie like this one? It's foolish to sit down and press play on a movie called Shark Exorcist, which has the tagline "Satan has Jaws", and think that you are about to watch a classic piece of cinema in the vein of Citizen Cane or The Godfather. Usually I review low budget horror schlock films with a different set of criteria. That's…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★½

    The Master is the kind of film that makes you believe in the power of movies.

    Paul Thomas Anderson makes movies about people and he has a talent for making even the simplest of stories feel epic. That talent is on full display in The Master. A simple story about an alcoholic veteran who falls in with a new religion.

    Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Quell, a naval veteran who comes home from war and tries to settle into life. Freddy…