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  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★★

  • Transformers

    ★★★★½

  • The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★½

  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★

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  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★★

    filmic sleep paralysis. Donnie Darko, character and movie alike, can be dissected and interpreted in various inter/intrapersonal ways: a deep-dive in dissociation and rippled reality against mental illness and subjective well-being; a fantastical high school comedy painted black; parallel universes and our submission to the compounds/confines of the mirror; a suburban basket-case syndrome on the cusp of Y2K horror; anything and everything at once, coexisting in singularity, no matter the attempted definition or categorization. in a film whose arguably largest…

  • The Blackout

    The Blackout

    ★★★★★

    Demonlover and David Lynch meet beneath the Ferrara sleaze trade in something particularly phantasmic with a junkie’s disillusionment after a fallout with love, and with a shattered mind, trying to piece it back together. the image—>video—>warped memory traversal is haunting, culminating in a final sequence that burns and ingrains it all directly onto the brain—what appears to be a post-traumatic overdose recovery plastered with vibes and a sunshine’d horizon is deteriorated and fragmented the moment it begins, almost like watching…

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  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★★

    wish this found a way to prolong the introductory cemetery aura and mash diet-gothic monster mayhem into the resurrected slasher narrative, even if it more than successfully manages to feel like a decade-later return/refreshment being only a year after Part V’s release… but, a minor gripe with one of the best sub-genre efforts, at an entire six entries in. grisly methods of murder and a proper inauguration of Jason becoming a figure with personality, embracing the unavoidable humor built into…

  • Transformers

    Transformers

    ★★★★½

    born from the Bush era: dumb as rocks, caked in piss-yellow, sharpened film grain, spiraling from militant nationalism with the war on Iraq + the polar-opposite mid-2000s comedy contrast where sitcom family chemistry and (inadvertent) digital-era jargon generates laughs out of what’s basically relentless destruction, ongoing destruction deriving from fear of “the alien” and the inability to harness it under the guise of a Michael Bay blockbuster—and, for a film spawned by plastic of the 80s, and a rejection of…

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★½

    whew, what a mess. Barbarian strikes various interesting conversations more than capable of melding to horror in rewarding, visceral, and mentally/emotionally expressive ways: redlining, gentrification, moral vacuity, misogyny, and rotten byproducts of Reagan in suburbia into abandonment, and, it even assigns the presence of a hyper-violent figure as a ghastly thespian for the centerpiece of it all—yet, never once do any of these talking points mean anything, as genre tropes swallow the film whole within minutes, and regurgitate vignettes of forgettable…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    ★★★★½

    such a sweet spot in horror, not only as a remarkable sequel that comes close to surpassing its original, but as one that properly turns its villainous icon into an allegory for mental illnesses that fall on deaf ears while simultaneously upping the nightmare realm through phenomenal practical effects and a keen eye for empowering survivors without losing itself to fantastical cheese—quite the mouthful, and quite the feat. Dream Warriors deeply defines its characters and thus enhances the familiar slumberscape while…