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  • #Horror

    #Horror

    There's a special place in hell for filmmakers who waste Chloë Sevigny. She does her best here with a role and a script that offer nothing to her and ask nothing of her. I wish #Horror was either a better, more clever movie, or just a worse, more insane one, because the movie that #Horror actually is is just incomprehensible.

    It's confusing initially because there are two actresses who look nearly identical, and confusing later because everyone seems to behave…

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★½

    You have to hand it to director Trey Edward Shults for wringing so much tension out of every frame and moment of It Comes at Night, a post-apocalyptic family survival drama masquerading as a horror flick. It looks beautiful, the design of the house with its long hallways and locked doors functioning as an eerie space between prison and refuge. I liked the slow pace at which Shults gives the audience information, but in hindsight it feels like it hurts…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Damien Chazelle's Whiplash is a blistering, edgy film, an exercise in contrasts. For all the minimalism of its plotting, there are surprising narrative turns. For the plainness of its settings there is a maelstrom of cinematic techniques. And despite the sense that the movie has a happy ending, there is dark subtext to the notion that its protagonist has weathered a storm.

    Miles Teller plays Andrew, a young conservatory jazz drummer whose aspirations are nothing less than to be legendary.…

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    From The Witch and It Follows to this year's Get Out, there has been a recent genre renaissance of thoughtful, stylistic, and unique horror films. It, despite being an adaptation of a decades-old Stephen King novel which has already had a notable minseries in 1990, continues that trend.

    I tend to be more frightened by psychological horror, the things that remain unseen and leave your mind to do its worst. It is a movie that is all about fear, yet…