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  • Trouble No More

    Trouble No More

    ★★★★

    Dylan goes to church and Michael Shannon preaches the Word. Amen.

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse

    Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse

    ★★★★

    Watched a marathon of four of these early 80s animated Sherlock Holmes films with my son on a lazy Saturday.

    While certainly geared towards kids, the scripts are surprisingly faithful to the original novels, the tone is appropriately foreboding, and the incomparable Peter O’Toole voices Holmes. I’d recommend these in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to introduce Sherlock Holmes to their young child.

    This adaptation of The Hounds of the Baskerville is the longest and best of those four.

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  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★★★

    It’s not perfect. The characterization is truncated and the pacing is too frenetic at times. But it’s got more to offer than the initial consensus would lead you to believe.

    I’m convinced that at least half of the negative criticism is due to people expecting 11 Cloverfield Lane.

  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★★½

    What a compelling story. I can't recall a horror story ever set amidst the civilian perspective of a war torn country, but the effect (at least in this case) is profound. As a fright fest, it has all the appropriate tension and jumps, but it's also anchored by a poignant performance from Narges Rashidi as a wife and mother at the end of her rope, struggling with a world that is crumbling around her (along with most of her personal…