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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    There’s no faces 
    Won’t grow back again. 

    If you’d had told me even a couple months ago that a complete reimagining of one of the finest and most prolific Italian horror films ever made would make me cry - on several occasions, no less - I would have immediately called bullshit. And yet we have arrived.

  • The Witch in the Window

    The Witch in the Window

    ★★★½

    Exceedingly unecessary early attempts at grounding this firmly in real-world anxieties and cringe-lord kid (who I eventually grew to like) aside, this is largely a talky and affecting domestic psycho-drama that packs a surprising amount of pathos into its lean, economical run-time.

    Alex Draper is absolutely heartbreaking as a more-or-less well-meaning father whose relationship with his adolescent son is strained even further by the prospect of a deep-seeded supernatural entity bound to a house that he intends to flip, the…

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  • I Drink Your Blood

    I Drink Your Blood

    ★★★★★

    "What does it do, that L-whatever-you-call-it?"

    An American Classic. David Durston was fuckin' ON TO SOMETHING. In my alternate universe this is the movie that white people love instead of Forrest Gump.

  • Ratcatcher

    Ratcatcher

    ★★★★★

    Lynne Ramsay understands children. By setting her marvelous debut in Glasgow during the national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, the writer-director ensures that not one of the city's wayward youth has it easy. Many grow up too fast, become sexual deviants, and treat those who refuse to mature at their inappropriately rapid pace as playthings. Such is the case with James, the endearing protagonist, who in spite of all the grime and cruelty of the times is able to look…