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  • Dirty Work
  • Tommy Boy
  • Billy Madison
  • Wayne's World

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  • Halloween

    ★★★★★

  • My Son

    ★★★

  • Hud

    ★★★★½

  • The Exterminator

    ★★★½

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    When someone eventually makes the ‘Michael Myers: The Asylum Years’ streaming series, I expect it to be mostly footage of Michael taking the optional driver’s ed class.

    How does the Smith’s Grove institutional station wagon get free reign to cruise the streets of Haddonfield for hours, and no one notices or cares? I enjoy asking logic questions of movies I still find to be unassailable masterpieces. The film may have some faults, but the positives far outweigh anything I could…

  • My Son

    My Son

    ★★★

    Unusual structure and pace which initially threw me off. The performance of McAvoy had a confused sort of ambivalence at first but you soon realize we don’t always process everything during times of intense stress with the clearest of minds. Not all the pieces fit squarely together in sequence when we’re learning in step with the protagonist. 

    What started off feeling like a cliche ridden kidnapping story turned into one of the more memorable mystery-thrillers I’ve seen lately. Some of…

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  • Hud

    Hud

    ★★★★½

    I know for sure Paul Newman is a phenomenal actor as he made me near hate him in this role, something I didn’t think possible with his natural charm and typical aloof nice guy persona. Eastwood may be better behind the camera, but IMO Newman is sure better in front of it. It can be a little hard to judge what his end game is with the intention to provoke everyone he comes across as 'Hud'. This behavior seems like…

  • The Wolf Man

    The Wolf Man

    ★★★★

    The dark forest settings look amazing with the rolling fog and shadowy figures moving about.
    Provides a compelling backdrop for what is more a tragedy than a horror tale, but there are some decent scares and plenty of chilling moments, in a film that moves briskly and never drags.
    So many cool looking shots, it’s tough to single out one or even a few. I know I couldn’t hardly scratch the surface on a Universal Monsters watch through, since I’ve…