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  • The Mothman Prophecies

    The Mothman Prophecies

    ★★★★★

    In some ways a companion piece to Candyman, in some ways its antithesis. An anxious slurry of transitions and revelations, each one building on and intersecting with the last but all without an ounce of catharsis. An unknowable supernatural messenger -- either incapable of translating a message properly or lacking one whatsoever -- will contact you via the hairs on your neck, but, like floaters in your eyes when you look into light, attempting to bring the signal into focus…

  • The Strangers: Prey at Night

    The Strangers: Prey at Night

    ★★★★

    Like Happy Death Day last year, The Strangers: Prey at Night remixes the great films of horror past to ask what makes great horror present -- this time, in addition to story tropes is also iconography: a little Evil Dead title card here, some Carpenter lens flares there (with a burning car photographed quite like the titular Plymouth in Christine), a Texas Chain Saw Massacre ending to top it all off. Strangers 2 is not interested in puncturing genre myth,…

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  • Little Italy

    Little Italy

    ★★

    r/relationships • I [24F] slept with my best friend [35M] of over 20 years last night. It was really good but our dads [50M, 53M] are heads of warring pizza chains and we could never be together without giving up our families and Italian food/our heritage. Should I schlep with my greasy childhood bff or move back to Europe and open my own successful restaurant?

  • 47 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down

    ½

    This movie was made by:
    - a director whose career is now over
    - a DP who knows the craft of camera but not the art, also thinks slow motion makes everything better
    - a writer whose research consisted of skimming the Wikipedia page on the bends
    - an editor on cocaine
    - a sound mixer who records all the sound at the exact same level

    This movie features:
    - characters narrating their every fucking move
    - open sea swimming…