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  • The Northman
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Ghost Story
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★★

  • A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

  • A Dark Song

    ★★★½

  • A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    Revenge can be a tricky story element. As we've seen countless times in storytelling -- whether that's Shakespeare's Hamlet or The Last of Us: Part II -- the delicate balance of feeding into an audience's natural desire for bloodlust and finding humanity in anger is easily tipped. Go too far one way, you're celebrating bloodshed; go too far in the other, the audience will feel unsatisfied.

    The Northman does a remarkable job of achieving this balance, though. So much of…

  • A Florida Melancholy

    A Florida Melancholy

    ★★★★★

    That final shot will stay with me forever, Eli. As will you.

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    A modern masterpiece. The Coen Brothers create a world filled with silence and then use Hitchcock-esque suspense to tear violent holes in said world.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Well damn. That was quite a film. Fury Road manages to be entertaining with its action and profound with its storytelling. It's not a "blow you away, make you rethink life" kind of film, but it does rip your eyes from their sockets and captivate you from start to finish.

    If that's not a mark of a masterpiece, I don't know what is.