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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    In our most recent episode of I Saw It in a Movie, Rosalie and I discuss some of the scariest films we've ever seen. This is one of my choices; the other is The Blair Witch Project. I've long been a fan of Hooper's work in general, but this, besides being his masterpiece, is perhaps arguably the most frightening film ever made. One can only imagine now the impact, like a cattle sledge hammer to the head, this film had…

  • Innocence

    Innocence

    ★★★½

    I'm biased because I am so fucking gay for Kelly Reilly and it was directed by a woman, but I liked this a lot. Kelly as an immortal witch who drinks the blood of virgins? You bet I would join her cult.

    I love the dreamy way women make films. So much of our lives is a strange, dreamlike state of disorientation and alienation, and women bring those feminine emotions and perspectives to film, and I wanna drink it like…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★½

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

    A preface to my review (please read this, thanks): at the beginning and the end of the screener I attended, my fellow critics and I were read a statement by Villenueve (at the beginning) and a list (at the end) of things he requested we not discuss in our reviews about the innerworkings of this film, namely, virtually every major plot point. If I recall correctly, his reasoning was he wished all moviegoers to see this organically, without knowing the…

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    If there's a lingering, vague sense of disappointment regarding this film lurking somewhere in my soul, it's due to the fact that the first half of Muschietti's vision (yes, this is part one of two, dealing with the first time the Losers confront Pennywise while they're still kids--Part 2 will deal with what happens to them as adults) for one of King's most notorious novels comes so fucking close to being perfect, yet that five-star experience slipped through my fingers…