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Favorites Theme: Under-seen Horror

★★★ 1/2 + : recommend 
♥️ : loved

Favorite films

  • The Call
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Pontypool
  • In a Glass Cage

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  • My Own Private Idaho

    ★★★★

  • Bones and All

    ★★½

  • The Woodcutter Story

    ★½

  • Sick of Myself

    ★★★★

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  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★★★★

    So utterly confounding that I couldn’t help but to be on board with it all. David Gordon Green, in all likelihood, just tripped over his own two feet and made a trashterpiece. Every angry fan, whose critiques are not unfair, even those claiming this to be the horror version of Rise of Skywalker, seem alienated by what this trilogy evidently needed. The relationship drama is so beguiling from the beginning, creating this weird angle that just seems to be serving…

  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★½

    A festival favorite of the year that swept me off my feet. A delicate approach from an already assured director, despite this being their first feature. The sound design and camera placements during the films lingering moments are exceptionally well crafted, which pave way to one of the most brilliantly edited and affecting final sequences I’ve seen in quite some time. A love letter to anyone navigating through a new stage of their life, who feel lost and misplaced along…

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  • My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho

    ★★★★

    Maybe my favorite GvS. Keanu is great here, and a real testament to those that say he’s not a good actor. Even the Shakespeare moments, which start as jarring, actually feel fitting to the world created. Sucker for really any film about the aimlessness of life and the incalculable good and bad that happens to anyone in it. We’re all hoping to get to some place, but when we arrive it’s never as planned. It’s painful and it’s beautiful and Udo Krier pops up, which always is some welcoming weird.

  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★½

    Has a lot going for it, but manages to come up with so little because of the lack of compelling characters. Mark Rylance is operating outside of what everyone else is doing, and ends up being the biggest draw to me. Seems to want the big swings to land, but it lives too much in the own confines of the story and structure to really be anything beyond, unfortunately, generic. Like a proposed marriage between Suspiria and Call Me By Your…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★½

    David Fincher’s The Batman, this is not. To wear the mark of that influence one would assume its share of good dialogue, tension, and shocks to the core as we unravel what’s burrowing deeper beneath the surface. Maybe the most interesting comparison was one to The Crow, which unfortunately doesn’t imbue the same sense of dread, weirdness, or of a multilayered revenge story, but I can see the sad boy tone and 90’s grunge soundtrack doing the heavy lifting there.…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★★

    One would assume the son of David Cronenberg would be debuting painstakingly brutal and violent body horror that rivals even some of his aforementioned fathers masterworks. This assumption added with some shocking slasher razzle-dazzle would be correct. Rolling out today in drive-ins and theaters, Brandon Cronenberg bursts through seams with an entry that, whether people love or hate it, will be impossible to forget. Much less uses a concept that foreshadows to a frightening future but instead brings viewers into…