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  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★

    Worse than five.

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    ★★½

    So....

    Half of this movie is the most straightforward (and bad) take on the Friday the 13th approach the franchise has done and the other half is an intergenerational melodrama that boils down to a mute child actor and overqualified aging character acting doing a series of bizzaro scene studies. Oh and there’s a cult now.

    Like this is unbelievably dumb but it’s a) completely earnest and b) perfectly competent in terms of filmmaking. If you want a watchable case study in horror franchises losing their goddamn mind you could do a lot worse.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★

    Scavenger Hunt 34 Film #9
    Task #25. A film that you expect will be very good, but you don't particularly want to see.

    About half way through the film some characters remark on the death of Luis Bunuel.

    We then return to the sumptuous hyper-privelaged world of Italian villas, antic art, stone fruit orchards, cocky educated studs, piano prodigy twinks, servants to tidy up your cum-filled peach and Sufjan Stevens. We are told that making this stuff romantic is meant to be good filmmaking.

    What I'm trying to say is, they killed Bunuel twice.

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★½

    Film #10 of Scavenger Hunt 34
    Task #2 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac - A film prominently featuring a dog.

    After the disappointment of The Blackcoat's daughter, It Comes At Night is another A24 art horror offering for fans of It Follows and The Witch (both masterpieces in my opinion) that utterly disappoints by running as far away from the embarrassment of the horror genre. Just a reminder that good horror is not ashamed…