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  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★★

    The Ritual

    How many times have we watched a story like this? The creepy atmospheric woods, the beautiful Scandinavian cinematography, a cabin, and a monster. Oh wait. A monster?! Yes, a fucking monster. Unless my mind is drawing a blank, it's not too often there's a literal monster prowling the woods, picking off hikers. There probably is, I'm just not thinking hard enough.

    Regardless, the creatures just a mere facet lurking within this narrative. It's, for the most part, a…

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★

    Dragged Across Concrete

    I've been a huge S. Craig Zahler fan since of course Bone Tomahawk. He tends to make lengthy, pulpy, disgusting flicks that usually shy away from outstaying its welcome. Dragged Across Concrete outstays it's welcome. This film is absolutely way too long. If a films length is justified with substance and a script to chew on, then the runtime can feel lesser than it is, but Dragged Across Concrete has too little to say for such a…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    Us

    People keep reporting that in order to gather their thoughts, they need to watch this film two or three times. I don't normally subscribe to that idea in most cases. Some exceptions apply of course, mainly Nolan's mind-trip films of recent years, but Jordan Peele's Us is said film. I managed to catch the midnight screening and I must admit, the first 20 or so minutes, I was getting nervous this film wouldn't be what I wanted. I don't…

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★★½

    Shutter Island

    It took me 8 years to just sit down, give this one more go, and pop the bitch in.

    Apparently there is a God. This is a frightening, deeply unsettling, and an atmosphere so directly Scorsese. If Martie ever retires, I just hope in time he'll continue to craft legendary (cult film-ish) horror films. It still cracks me the hell up because I've always fought to find anything to grasp onto with Shutter Island. I never once connected…