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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★

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

    Finally got around to seeing this one, and somehow avoided all trailers unintentionally.  

    Overall it had ups and downs. 
    No real jump scares. A few gasp worthy moments. 

    I enjoyed the slow progression setting up the climax in the final act.  Also liked the twists near the end of seeing how it all connected. 
    The cult stuff at the end gave me a mix of well we’re doing this. It showed a mix of things that were hinted at throughout…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    ★★★★½

    Gets better with each viewing. The individual scenes are incredible and at times hilarious. The overall story is intricately  compelling.

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★★

    Wow. 
    So. Good. 
    John Krasinski took an idea and ran in the perfect direction with it. 
    From start to finish I was fully captivated. 
    The full immersion of the realism of the sound on the production side was perfect. So many technical aspects that helped carry it. Such an emotional grab. A great creature thriller. A perfect thriller/suspense film. Some might even say ground breaking. 


    And possibly my favorite film thus far this year. 
    This film did in an hour in half what many try to do it two hours.
    This gives me even higher hopes in John Krasinski as a writer and director.

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    ★★★★½

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

    Oh man. 
    It’s been a while. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen this in theaters over 10 years ago. 
    Such a great movie. 
    The transitions between the courtroom drama and the intense story of the possession of Emily are  incredible. You get a blend of suspense/horror mixed with the typically court drama. 
    An agnostic trying to defend a priest, who gets entangled in the story. 

    Also, Jennifer Carpenter does absolutely incredible in the role of Emily, especially when possessed. 

    The scene of the calling of the six names is probably in my top 10 horror scenes. 

    Overall, always worth a revisit.