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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★½

    While I do think the violence is somewhat exploitative and Kubrick seems to take pleasure in filming the rape scenes, this was a really thought-provoking watch.

    It made me think a lot about whether true reformation is really possible, and even more so about how our society is really not equipped to reincorporate felons. Felons do deserve a chance to try to make something good out of their lives, and often society makes that so goddamn hard, even impossible. 

    It’s…

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    ★★½

    I came for some good spooky creatures and in that regard I was mostly satisfied! But boy is there a lot of bad to sift through to get to the good. As much as I enjoyed the setpieces, it really takes a lot of time in between with shallowly drawn characters and lazy exposition.

    Still worth watching for some quality horror filmmaking though. The scarecrow sequence in particular is done very well; the way the camera lingers on the scarecrow…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    So much agony. So much ecstasy. But then, don’t you think in some odd way those are the same thing?

  • Them That Follow

    Them That Follow

    ★★★½

    “There are limits to the things I’ll let you do to me.”

    Growing up gay in a small town of predominantly Evangelical Christians, I understand what it’s like to feel like an outcast among closed-minded people who refuse to look beyond their own beliefs in an attempt to understand someone else. While the struggles of my life don’t even come close to comparing to those of the main character, watching this movie I was still reminded of going to church…