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  • The Day of the Beast
  • The Apartment
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  • King Kong

    ★★★½

  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    ★★★

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★½

  • Monster a Go-Go

    ★½

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  • El Topo

    El Topo

    El Topo: Or "Why I Believe Star Ratings For Films Are Kind of Bullshit."

    The first time I heard of Jodorowsky, it was from a pretentious college acquaintance. He was the sort of guy who couldn't watch a Tarantino flick without frequent pauses to inform the other people in the room "This shot? He's referencing Alphaville. And you know that Bible verse? It's from a Sonny Chiba movie. The Bodyguard. No, not the one with Whitney Houston...."

    It would be…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

    It's probably not a bad thing for our culture that one of the few mainstream popular culture series that is explicitly talking about the existential threat of climate change in a real way also features a hollow earth, giant monsters, and -as of the last film- fluoride conspiracy theories, right? Don't get me wrong, I love me some Monsterverse. I genuinely really like what the series has been doing with Godzilla and his assorted friends. I just feel like perhaps…

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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★½

    On this rewatch, I like this film more. Lange's performance is memorable, and Jeff Bridges is always likeable on screen (even if his character is at times the most excruciating caricature of a certain type of white male leftist).

  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    ★★★

    Interesting blend between the more dreamlike and surreal feel of the first film and the more bombastic action horror of Phantasm 2

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★½

    I liked this a whole lot better on rewatch. Maybe it's because time and place were on its side. Place: The Mahoning. Time: that special delirious 2AM slot at the end of a 3 picture feature. This movie is messy, and much has been made both of its departure from Elm Street cannon and its status as one of the gayest horror flicks of the 1980s. But, a lot of the "Elm Street" cannon wasn't quite set in stone when…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    What's cooler than being cool? This fucking movie.

    The Thing ought to need no introduction. Everything about it, from Bottin's special effects work to Russell's swagger, to the claustrophobic intensity of its plot has been praised, parodied, and probed well beyond my ability to add anything new to the discussion.