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  • I Am Not a Serial Killer

    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    ★★★★

    It’s clear from the first moments of I Am Not a Serial Killer that O’Brien is a cinephile who wears his influences on his sleeve throughout the movie. There are scenes of bodily contortions that would make Cronenberg proud and his subversion of suburban comfort is straight out of John Carpenter’s playbook.

    The film has an unnerving tone throughout, enhanced by the frequent juxtaposition of wide, largely static shots and huge close-ups of the central characters.

    O’Brien uses the recurring…

  • Fences

    Fences

    ★★★

    I'm sure this is a really outstanding play. As a film, though, it's just okay.

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    ★★★★★

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 5

    ½

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?