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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★½

    Note: This review is of a 3.5 hour fan cut that includes the deleted scenes integrated back into the film itself.

    This only has traces of what I love about the show, but as a portrait of victimhood, it is absolutely chilling.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    I need to say off the bat that as a whole I don't think this movie is as strong as Prometheus in terms of ideas or complexities of character (mostly thinking about Micheal Fassbender's David in that film). However, this is a hell of a ride with some of the best action/horror scenes I've ever had the pleasure to take in theatrically. 

    As much as I enjoy the Marvel movies and other contemporary blockbusters, I wish Ridley Scott could take…

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★★

    An excellent adventure fable. The least complex Laika film to date, but no less rewarding. Gorgeous animation and a well-crafted story. It feels huge while being intimate.

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    On the very exclusive list of movies that are absolutely perfect. It's both great science fiction and great horror and one of my favorite entries in either genre. And probably my favorite horror film overall. 

    It manages to have fun jump moments but doesn't rely on them to create tension, menace, or fear. That's all baked in. 

    And the production design is amazing. Sigourney is amazing. Everything about this is flawless.


    Also, she saves the cat.