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  • Missing Link

    Missing Link

    ★★★★

    Missing Link is everything you would expect from a Laika film at this point, as the more dramatically composed and stylistically stranger cousins to the beloved British Aardman. It’s funny, engaging, well told and performed, technically astonishing and agreeably entertaining for everyone. Even if it doesn’t quite match the dramatic or emotional potency of their other films, this globetrotting comedy adventure sets its sights on its ambitions and modestly accomplishes them.

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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★★

    Pet Sematary is a solidly put together horror that doesn’t quite reach the greatness of memorability that it's aiming for, but as a King story hits the beats and nods that it needs too with some confidence. It gets by on the dedication of its performances and the technical abilities of its makers, more so than its short-changed and choppy screenplay.

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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★★

    The film sustains anxiety in the unknown, and the film has many genuinely frightening and unsettling moments throughout thanks to incredible editing and sound design. While not every element of the film fits together perfectly, they are very much artistic liberties and means to an end that only add to a film that is very open to further reading; in particular an ending which may leave many to decide on whichever context it bares itself to. The Babadook is a…

  • Jumanji

    Jumanji

    Jumanji could possibly be read as a post-modern reinvention of the Peter Pan story. All the pieces are there. A boy not ready to grow up and accept adult responsibility escapes to a mythical world without rules or boundaries, and upon returning to the world in the form of a man he must take action against Van Pelt, a man-hunter from the jungles of Jumanji who has been following him; a manifested representation of the bully father figure that he…