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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

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

    Try not to lose your head when watching this.

  • Capone Cries a Lot

    Capone Cries a Lot

    ★★½

    If you liked HAUSU but thought that it could be improved by instead telling the story of a traditional singer who travels from Japan to America during Prohibition and crosses paths with Al Capone, then this is the film for you.

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  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    The last film of the (first) trilogy. The acting performances left a bit to be desired (aside from those of Howard Sherman and Richard Liberty), and the characterization of the soldiers was flat - Steel in particular had potential to be more than what was ultimately shown. The plot made up for that however, showing the last vestiges of order at a hastily-assembled military laboratory (perhaps the final outpost of humanity?) collapsing under pressures both internal and external. And the effects and gore (important for a movie like this) did not disappoint.

  • The Aura

    The Aura

    ★★★★½

    Excellent film about a taxidermist with epilepsy who, through a series of circumstances, steps into a planned robbery of an armored car loaded with a casino's earnings. It's a damn shame that director Fabián Bielinsky never got to make another movie after this, his second film. Ricardo Darín gives an amazing performance in the lead role. I'm surprised that Hollywood hasn't remade this film yet, given that they did so with the previous Bielinsky-Darín collaboration NINE QUEENS (as 2004's CRIMINAL,…