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  • There Will Be Blood
  • Jaws
  • Raising Arizona
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  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

  • Devil Times Five

    ★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Conquest

    ★★★½

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  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    ★★★★

    This is the story of a child with a misshapen skull and alopecia who suffers from religious delusions. His fervor affects the girl who loves him; she stands by and supports him until it is clear that she may lose important moments of her life by abiding his zealotry. 

    Ultimately, the futility of his religious faith is made readily apparent and is demonstrated to all until he is left cold and shivering on the ground surrounded by autumnal gourds. His…

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

    Hooptober 9 / 2022 (6/31)
    2 Animated films

    The first home run of Hooptober!!! This film is meta af and occasionally metal af. This is a psychological thriller of the utmost quality. Thrillers of this type aren’t always my bag but I found this one transcends all of the contrivances sometimes associated with the sub genre. 

    This left me guessing until the end by demonstrating a dreamlike, occasionally nightmarish, quality that left me questioning what was actually happening without losing…

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

    This was quite good actually. The production design was outstanding. The performances of Pugh and Pine were excellent. I enjoyed a bit of ambiguity in the conclusion. 

    Harry Styles wasn’t terrible, he just could have been…better. The plot was fine. It didn’t break any boundaries and the twist was pedestrian, but I found it all to be acceptable and in no way egregious. 

    It could have used a trim around the edges but overall I found it to be a perfectly serviceable drama/thriller that looked fabulous and had a couple of great actors demonstrating their considerable talent.

  • Devil Times Five

    Devil Times Five

    ★★

    “I have a headache, a backache, a toothache and I’m expecting the gout”

    Perhaps a wee bit harsh, but not a terrible description of sitting through this film. 

    The kids are entertaining enough. The 70s fashion is fab. Otherwise, it’s mostly a snooze fest with only scattered bits of pop that barely keeps it hanging on. 

    After the first half hour, i really wasn’t looking forward to the next hour. The delightly demented ending did buy it an extra 1/2 ⭐️

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    A delightful rewatch even when doing so amongst less than optimal conditions with family over the holiday 🤪

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★½

    I was just hoping for this to be a little better.  

    Makeup and effect: A. Most everything else: D. The thing is, the makeup and gore have never been the draw to what makes the Hellraiser franchise good. It’s the titillation. It’s the thought of being drawn to something on a powerful level despite the horror of the consequences. 

    This installment made the Cenobites seem more like boogeymen hiding around corners instead of entities just doing their job because they…