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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★½

    Man. Man! What a great film.

    I originally learned of The Babadook when researching horror films that weren't too scary that we could watch on Halloween. Dan and Lindsey (and to a lesser extent, Mal) aren't the biggest horror fans, so I wanted something that'd be spooky but not haunt them forever. In my opinion, this film met that criteria*. As a bonus, it's also an incredible movie.

    The film opens inside a car—Amelia is going into labor and is…

  • Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

    Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

    ★★★½

    Honestly, I have no idea how I could properly review this movie without spoiling huge elements of the series. With that in mind, I'll say "wait for the video review coming to YouTube" and give it a 3 1/2 stars.

    Overall I really enjoyed it, I loved the direction they went with it and thought it was really creative, but the climax of the film is waaaay too short and the ending was definitely not expected. That's sort of good,…

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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★

    Jesus... where do I even begin?

    I'll start by saying this is only the second Kubrick film I've ever seen (the first being 2001 back in 2008). Obviously this is a far cry from the radical space adventure (which I plan to revisit soon), in a very different, very disturbing direction. The original film was actually rated X due to the immense amounts of violence and sex, but has since been reclassified as R. That alone can probably give you…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    It's hard to talk about this film without spoiling things, so here's some more general thoughts:

    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, always waiting on the next clue to figure things out. Just when you have things bolted down, the film throws you another surprise that makes you re-think where you stand.

    The film also manages to do so much with so little: there are very, very few locations in the movie, and only a…