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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    Guillermo del Toro has made his masterpiece. For years I have listened to people rave about his movies. It's not that I didn't like them they just didn't hit me the same way they seemed to hit others. The Shape Of Water hit me like a ton of bricks.

    Debate has raged about whether or not this is a horror film or a love story. The answer is: Yes. It's both of those things and so much more. This is…

  • Downsizing



    Alexander Payne is one of the best directors working today. Prior to Downsizing his films were largely character focused, low concept affairs such as Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants. When I first saw the trailer for Downsizing I was intrigued to see what he could do with a high concept film like this one.

    Downsizing is set in a world where people have the option to shrink themselves down to about 5 inches tall and live in communities built specifically…

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  • Shark Exorcist

    Shark Exorcist


    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


    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…