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  • Ghostbusters II

    Ghostbusters II

    ★★

    I listened to the GBII commentary, newly recorded with Aykroyd, Reitman and EP Joe Medjuck, and I think I get it now why it’s not good. They’re smitten with the Murray/Weaver scenes with the baby, Reitman even says it’s like his own version of Bringing Up Baby, which, uh... wasn’t about an actual baby, but whatever. And they said they had to consciously remind themselves to add stuff involving about Ghostbusters. Stuff added during reshoots included the photographs catching fire…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★

    Margot Robbie is transcendent in BIRDS OF PREY. She made SUICIDE SQUAD watchable, but she’s simply glorious here. Director Cathy Yan and costars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, and Ewan McGregor all rise to her level, making for one of the funnest comic book actioners to come out in some time. It’s nearly equal to SHAZAM! for the DCEU (the amazing third act turn in SHAZAM! might give it the edge) and it’s…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    SUSPIRIA 2018 is the ideal remake. It doesn't aim to retell or recreate the original, despite the obvious affection it has for it. It doesn't copy or wink at the audience with callbacks and in-jokes, and it aims to provide a completely different experience then what you expect from a remake to Dario Argento's original. The most apt comparison I can think of is if one were to consider Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT a remake of Tim Burton's BATMAN.…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    It Follows is easily the best horror film to come out since The Descent. It's seriously great, with a slick electronica score that brings to mind vintage John Carpenter, and plenty of atmosphere to spare. It's plot is simple, concerning an unknown force that spreads from person to person through sexual encounters, but it takes the typical unstoppable monster trope of lesser horror films and makes it both an internal and psychological struggle that is superbly executed. It Follows has…