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  • Singin' in the Rain
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  • Procession

    ★★★★

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    ★★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★½

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    ★★★½

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  • Procession

    Procession

    ★★★★

    Fuck the Catholic Church, and bless all these men for putting themselves through this process on camera to share with other survivors. If you’re not moved to tears by this, you may want to double check if you still have a heart.

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    The Killing of Two Lovers

    ★★★★

    Had me in a vice grip from beginning to end. This bare-bones marital drama makes simplicity unbearably impactful thanks to thoughtful shot set-ups, deliberate camera movement, and one hell of an unconventional soundtrack. Absolutely stunning filmmaking all around.

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  • Old

    Old

    It's so rare that we get a real, honest-to-god, so-bad-it's-good disasterpiece of a film from a major director distributed by a major studio, and just a year and a half after Universal unleashed Tom Hooper's Cats on the world, they're back at it with M. Night Shyamalan's latest. OLD is such a colossal failure on even the most basic levels of filmmaking that it truly boggles the mind that any of this footage even made it past the dailies. The…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    I really liked David Gordon Green’s Halloween, but this sequel left me incredibly frustrated. The best part of the last - the exploration of survivor’s guilt through the character of Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode - is sidelined in favor of an asinine exploration of mob mentality that is badly straining for social relevance. The characters are beyond idiotic, which is par for the course with slashers, but the ways in which they are idiotic here strains credulity past the…