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  • Possession
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Alien
  • Candyman

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  • Martin

    ★★★½

  • Priest

    ★½

  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★½

  • The Ring

    ★★★½

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  • Martin

    Martin

    ★★★½

    Like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Angst, this is a movie I find hard to enjoy, but one I certainly admire for its refusal to look away & commitment to grounding the depravity inherent to its premise in stark reality. George Romero takes vampires & deconstructs their mythos by stripping away the schlocky theatrics & emphasizing harsh reality. This ends up being a particularly grim portrait of loneliness, as Martin wanders a decaying Pittsburgh landscape of broken families, loveless relationships, religious fervor, & overall…

  • Priest

    Priest

    ★½

    “Without the clergy, we’re still priests.”

    ????

    Not good, but not totally uninteresting. Just so many different concepts thrown together with zero cohesion; vampires, compulsory Christianity, a Blade Runner-esque city, & priests as Western cowboys are all potential ideas on their own, but this tries all of them at once & none stick, leading to a lack of concrete world-building. Paul Bettany is woefully miscast as the hunky action star lead, though Brad Dourif & Karl Urban provide some fun supporting performances. Action…

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  • OPAL

    OPAL

    ★★★★★

    One of the best shorts I’ve ever seen. Classic Adult Swim vibes make for a horror musical hybrid that’s as beautiful as it is haunting. This shit absolutely owns. Watch it here

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    The virgin Timothée Chalamet vs. the Chad Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, & Jason Momoa

    Well worth seeing in the theatre for the spectacular sound design, score, & massive scope that manages real scale in its sets, compositions, costumes, & special effects. Undoubtedly better than the 80s one, as it manages a more comprehensible focus on its characters with solid world building & stakes. There’s also an eeriness throughout that I found uniquely interesting. But idk, aside from slightly more coherent narrative editing,…