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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★★

    Oceanside Intl. Film Festival 2018 Entry 5 of 7 - Screened with Live Accompaniment by Morricone Youth

    Romero’s creation of the modern undead genre isn’t something to ever take for granted. With his exploration of social class division through the allurement of all things macabre, this most important artist of the last century ripped open the then most taboo of floodgates. His zombie films were always so special, in that, the walking corpses were always secondary to the film’s main…

  • Quiver

    Quiver

    ★★★½

    Oceanside Intl. Film Festival 2018 - Entry 4 of 7

    Note: As Programmer of this recent August event, I wanted to be sure and log every title I could find with a current Letterboxd account in the hopes of spreading even a little extra word on these great indie gems. Thanks for reading.

    The incredibly talented Chicagoan, Shayna Connelly's paranormal experimental drama is an excursion into a seemingly familiar cinematic realm. However, the slow & thoughtful execution truly differentiates itself from…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Under The Skin, simply put, is basically the Eraserhead of 2014. I really loved the experience, because, that's what it is. Not a movie, but an entire out of body experience. The end result of the shots, sounds and emotions don't flow together to create a narrative, but an entire new dimension you'll be visiting for its duration. It is not easily understood at a cerebral level, because that was never intended to be the case. It is, as cliche…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    After starting out with such humble beginnings at Troma Entertainment, James Gunn hits it big with Marvel Studio's WTF fest, Guardians of the Galaxy. This Firefly meets Star Wars meets The Expendables mash up is Kevin Feige's first film in his cinematic universe not held down by any expectations what so ever. This being said, it has full artistic control over itself in every way. Because this movie has no chance of making fanboys leave the theater saying, "That's not…