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  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★★½

    Wells are bad.

  • Appropriate Behavior

    Appropriate Behavior

    ★★★½

    I WANT BOOGERS IN MY MOVIE

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★★

    The CGI is not good. Can we just make CG knives illegal please. Fucking things look like tinfoil and I hate them. Also never do with FX what you can do with live dogs.

  • Every Time I Die

    Every Time I Die

    ★★★½

    There are some questionable minor choices (there’s an immensely silly first person eyelid effect that had me laughing every time) but it spins up a unique take on possession that’s pretty intense, emotionally, thanks to its roundly superb performances and skilled production.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★

    Like it a shit ton more this time around. Really felt the characters, including Bardem and all of his ham.

  • Marathon Man

    Marathon Man

    ★★★½

    I figured out why the Diamond District is called the Diamond District

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★½

    That he was himself utterly unable to follow his own advice has left me a mess. That he recognizes that he has failed his greatest test and knows he is insoluble? And everything he does is to compensate as if he owes the universe a debt? I mean JUST KILL ME

  • The Omen

    The Omen

    ★★½

    I love "The Omen" as much as the next 47 year old but it's a mess. The great zoo sequence notwithstanding, Goldsmiths (wonderful) score does all the work of telescoping scares - without it, the whole thing would feel ridiculous and inert. The performances are broad and tonally all over the place. Damien himself is neither believable as an actual human boy nor is he threatening - he's basically not in the movie at all. The film assumes that all…

  • The Dead Center

    The Dead Center

    ★★★

    Score is legitimately haunting and Shane Carruth is absolutely terrific. It’s rambling and ad hoc but saved by its commitment and intensity. Very worth watching for indie horror dorks.

  • Rabid

    Rabid

    ★★½

    I like it more than I probably should. It reminds me of made-for-video 90s horror gems, eg committed trash like the Dentist films or the bulk of the Wishmaster series. Tons of fun goopy nonsense.

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★

    While it dwells on day-to-day misery to an occasionally laughable degree, its nihilism is its thematic point; difficult not to relate to a film, by a young man who died after completing it, that is all about the universal shittiness of life, no matter who you are, no matter what point in your life you’ve reached. “Life doesn’t get better.” No argument here. This doesn’t mean hope is wasted; it means that you have to learn to appreciate every moment…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    eat shit eat shit eat shit eat shit