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  • Profound Desires of the Gods

    ★★★

  • X

    ★★½

  • The Pornographers

    ★★½

  • An American Tragedy

    ★★

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  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    ★½

    Adds nothing new to zombie lore except perhaps tossing rape into the mix. Yes, I call this a zombie movie and think it's useless when horror fans try gatekeeping the subgenre through minor inconsistencies with other properties. Not only has the term 'Zombie' evolved overtime, but even Granddaddy Romero's sequels showed an evolutionary arc to the undead.

    Extra half star for the amount of practical effects, even though blood spurting out of someone's neck like a fire hydrant feels a little silly in the moment.

  • Intentions of Murder

    Intentions of Murder

    ★★★

    The content and length make this a tough one to get through, though I can't think of a single scene that could have been cut. Director Shôhei Imamura makes a ton of bold choices and fills this with some absolutely stunning shots, all while keeping a naturalistic approach that feels very rough around the edges.

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    This guy is a psycho, right? I'll truly never understand his appeal. He's so blatantly privileged, spoiled and manipulative to his friends and family. I went to school with people like this, was I the only person sick of them? If there was a redeemable trait in his character I would feel more apt to cheer him on as he pushes everyone around to mend to his desires.

    The only way to watch this movie is to follow up with…

  • Orca

    Orca

    ★★

    Hooptober V: Day 02

    This Jaws ripoff didn't quite meet the so-bad-it's-good expectations previous reviews had given me. One of the issues is the truly remarkable elements Orca has going for it. Right off the bat we're treated to the film's beautiful score alongside some impressive shots of the killer whales. Ennio Morricone's composition proves no matter which film he was working on, the man could deliver. As far as the rubber orca used in the film's action scenes, I…