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  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Maniac
  • The Mutilator

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

  • The Black Phone

    ★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • The Terence Davies Trilogy

    ★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

    35

    It's pretty funny that after months of pre-release chatter such as "it's going to be a full-on Raimi movie, don't worry" and "Sam Raimi is going to be the director to break the MCU mold", we end up with a tireless exposition fest that still struggles with spectacle and character. For a multiverse film, we only see mere glimpses of any creative spark in the limitless possibilities that this story could've allowed. Instead of spending a decent amount of…

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★½

    45

    Certainly not horrible by any means, but I felt that The Black Phone was missing something integral. Its connective threads between generational trauma, stranger danger suspense, and psychic energies were a bit ambitious for what was initially a short horror story. By the third act, it was trying and failing to untangle too many disparate plot lines. All of the kids were excellent in their roles though and Ethan Hawke was terrifying as The Grabber (lol). A really unsettling performance. Not quite Sinister level but definitely worth a look.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    15

    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Christian Bale deserved an Oscar.

    So quotable.

    So funny.

    So twisted.

    So delirious.

    So amazing.

    Sorry this review is so short, I have to return some videotapes.