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  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2


    Better than the first one.

    That scene with the painting has gotta be one of the Top 5 Scenes Involving Paintings, right?

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting


    The first two or three episodes are slightly off-putting... something about the aesthetic just didn't quite work. The depth-of-field seems a bit too deep, the lighting not quite stark enough. It feels, honestly, a bit cheap and amateurish.

    I'm not sure what changed -- different televisions with different settings, perhaps, or a production that spent more money on later episodes, or perhaps I just acclimated to the look of the show -- but everything after that is extremely creepy and…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame


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

    UPDATE: Subtracted another star when I woke up still furious that this is a $400 million movie that makes genocide seem cool and insubstantial and argues conflict can be solved with a snap (and the most destructive weapon). This movie isn’t just poorly made; it’s the embodiment of fascist ideology that many scholars argue is inherent to the genre. It’s the worst MCU film, no question.

    An incredible letdown after the surprisingly nuanced pathos of INFINITY WAR (which I…

  • Mandy



    The worst movie I've seen all year. A pretentious jumble of empty stylistic posturing and half-baked ideas that also happens to be (with the exception of a chainsaw fight) a tremendous slog to sit through. For all the hype about Cage supposedly going "full Cage," his performance mostly consists of angry glares and occasional screams; this is a far cry from the gleeful mania of Bad Lieutenant, or hell, even Ghost Rider 2.

    I think I'm done with Panos Cosmatos.…