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  • The Ring

    The Ring

    ★★★★

    For my 666th logged film on Letterboxd I felt compelled to watch something from the horror genre, and I ultimately decided to go with Gore Verbinski's The Ring. I hadn't watched this movie in about a decade, and I must say that it has held up quite well. The opening scene with Amber Tamblyn is simply … iconic (almost on the same level as the Drew Barrymore scene in Scream). I've seen Scary Movie 3 an absurd number of times,…

  • La vie nous appartient

    La vie nous appartient

    ★★½

    Two conventionally attractive French teens rendezvous in the Austrian wilderness to complain about how unattractive and unpopular they are and to follow through with their suicide pact. I am usually a sucker for anything French, coming-of-age or depression-oriented, but La vie nous appartient (A.K.A. Maybe Tomorrow) failed to impress.

    Slight Spoilers: Apparently the Sarah character wishes to kill herself because her daddy abandoned her at the age of 8 and because the boys at school called her fat (Newsflash: she's…

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  • SPF-18

    SPF-18

    Excellent soundtrack. Awful everything else.

    How did director Alex Israel convince Keanu Reeves, Pamela Anderson, Goldie Hawn, Rosanna Arquette and Molly Ringwald to participate in his feature film debut? Were they all blackmailed? Why else would any of them agree to be a part of this trash after reading the insipid dialogue in the script?

  • Beyond the Gates

    Beyond the Gates

    ★★★

    One star for the fun Jumanji For Adults premise. One star for the always exquisite Barbara Crampton. And one star for the sweet retro synth score.