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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Inspired by the socially relevant thrillers that came from the pen of Ira Levin, GET OUT exploits our natural unease with the topic of race to create a truly unsettling experience that will likely make you both shout and laugh out loud. If it seems slightly muted as a horror film, I suspect that's because its true terrors will only become more apparent (and agonizing) with repeated viewings, which writer/director Peele has earned with an almost astonishing touch for a…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    Continuing on where the original left off, CHAPTER TWO only suffers in comparison to the masterful original. Judged on its own and it ranks among the best action films of the 21st century.

    I love action films that have a weight to them. Where the car crashes feel like crashes, where the punches feel like punches and by that measure this sequel is a treasure. You can feel the pain, which only makes the glorious absurdity of the action that…

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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    What?!? One star for THE EXORCIST?!? ARE YOU INSANE?!!?!

    Maybe. All I know is that I've never been able to enjoy Friedkin's iconic horror hit. Partly this can be blamed on my lack of religious beliefs, which renders the thought of possession, demons, and devils as ridiculous rather than terrifying. Partly it can be blamed on its pace and seriousness, which have always left me frustrated and bored. And another part can probably just be blamed on the kind of…

  • Teeth

    Teeth

    ★★★★½

    Sold as horror, TEETH is actually a moving black comedy about a sweet young woman who discovers she possesses something all men secretly suspect women have, but do not use.

    Filled with some brilliant dark comic scenes, TEETH lives and dies on the performance of Jess Wexler, who more than credibly takes the character of Dawn on a journey from frightened innocent to feminist avenger. Without her the film wouldn't have its emotional resonance, nor would it have made me literally clap with delight at the end.