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  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    ★★★★

    So well made. The jokes keep coming and they're so well put together and you can feel how much fun they must have had on set so most of them land, and the ones that don't land, well, you almost don't notice them because you're busy laughing at the previous ones.

  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party

    ★★★½

    Might be rating it a little high, but I feel like they really went for it with this one and while a lot of stuff in it does not land well, there are also very many things that are completely out there and do work. The early war-like scene with pasta guts lying about etc. was great, and there are many more like that. Does go off the rails at the end, but then it kind of builds a new set of rails and that works for a bit until it derails once again. It's something else, for sure.

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★

    Pretty great, actually. It's fun and inventive with names and locations, and it's on pace from start to finish. Good times.

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★

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

    Quite possibly the most horrible film I have ever watched. I don't know if it is, but right now, having just finished it, it's too much. I don't really know how to feel about it. It is incredibly well made and I feel like if it didn't go as far as it did at the end, it would be fantastic. Because there is so much working underneath everything, and it seems like it is going to come together in a horrifying fantastic way, but then it becomes too much. For me at least, that's more than I can take.

  • The Visit

    The Visit

    ★★★

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

    I liked the reveal, but it kind of feels disappointing that the reveal is the cool thing about the film. This should be a great thriller throughout, but it's just weird, and off-tone, and doesn't ever really get intense at all. Also, the rapping thing was a definite miss.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★½

    Short and sweet. It definitely gets intense at times, but some of the things that happen do feel a little too... "let's show how crazy we can be", but without real reason.

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    There are just so many things about this film that rank as the best of the best. Location is out of this world, and it's used perfectly. We go everywhere we need to go, get a perfect understanding of the place, inside, outside, up in the air, down under ground. Those night time scenes with fire are stunning, but the day time shots are just as good. One of the greatest films, forget about genres, just ranks up there with the best of all time.

  • A Conspiracy of Faith

    A Conspiracy of Faith

    ★½

    Completely overblown, overacted, overserious, over everything.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ½

    Don't get it. It's just bad. Boring, above all.

  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

    The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

    ★★★★

    Fascinating stuff. It might not be shot incredible quality, but it's easily one of the most entertaining films I've seen in a good while.

  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    ★★★★½

    So many questions that are raised throughout this trilogy that really comes together once you've watched them all. I think the scariest part for me is seeing how easily facts can be manipulated just by leaving out some of them. There are many different suspects throughout these films, and they all have something weird going on about them, but that's not enough. One suspect seems likely, but then you realise you're not considering A, while another suspect seems likely until you realise you're not considering B.

  • Mirrors

    Mirrors

    ★½

    The ending ruined everything. That is, whatever had survived throughout the film, because not much really does. Kiefer is solid, I guess, but it's never scary at all. There's no logic to anything going on, the rules change whenever they need to, and it's way too long. And then there are those effects...