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  • Halloween Kills

    ★½

  • Shutter Island

    ★★★½

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    ★½

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★½

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

    This is the first Halloween movie to feature an LGBTQ couple, who are then promptly and gruesomely killed off. That sums up the movie for me: it sets the stage to be different and daring but fails to deliver with several disjointed storylines and an overall underwhelming narrative. As a whole, it does nothing new or creative with the story.

    Plus, as Siegel pointed out, how many times is this movie going to remind us that it's set directly after the original? I lost count after 40.

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★½

    For making a genre movie, Scorsese reminds us here that he is only human and doesn't do anything to really defy the genre here. It just provides those thrills, but is nothing beyond that.

    I'm watching Halloween Kills later, so I'll keep that thought - about defying genre thrills - in mind.

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