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  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Young Frankenstein
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Ghostbusters

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★½

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    ★★★½

  • The Stranger

    ★★★★

  • The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★½

    After back-to-back killer horror flicks (You’re Next and The Guest), Adam Wingard skidded out with back-to-back losers. Legendary’s MonsterVerse has been somewhat mediocre from the beginning. And so, I went into this fourth entry with appropriately tepid expectations.

    I was surprised to be met with such effective handling of this epic material. Godzilla vs Kong represents a major redemption for both the director and the film franchise.

    The plot is not going to blow anyone’s mind, because there are very few…

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    ★★★½

    An offbeat take on alien visitation, The Man Who Fell to Earth benefits greatly from the casting of a 28-year-old, “Thin White Duke” era David Bowie. Though his performance has been criticized, I find myself easily making excuses for him based on the nature of the role (it’s understandable that an alien would come off as detached or confused, that’s how an alien might act when they’re upset, etc). In reality, Bowie was self-reportedly out of his mind on ten…

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  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    ★★★★

    The Stranger released shortly after the conclusion of World War II and deals with a fascinating topic: Nazi officers attempting to escape justice by fleeing Europe to live undercover elsewhere in the world. The tension and dynamic between the characters played by Orson Welles, Loretta Young, and Edward G Robinson is completely gripping through the entirety of the film’s runtime.

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★

    A twisting, turning story based around a compelling mystery. The suspense is nicely balanced with quality comic relief.