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  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Mean Streets
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Scream

    ★★★★½

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    ★★½

  • Baby Blood

    ★★★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★½

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    "Jesus Christ, You don't know the rules?!?"

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: Resurrection

    ★★½

    Maybe the least loved entry in the franchise, seemingly without even the small cadre of defenders that The Curse of Michael Myers has accumulated over the years. Aaaaaaand...it's not actually good, as far too much of the runtime is spent with boring lame-os as they roam around a house, but it is better shot than a lot of horror films from the era (ugly digital footage notwithstanding) and gets dangerously close to camp classic territory anytime Busta Rhymes is onscreen.…

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  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★

    I previously enjoyed this as a better paced, more dynamic take on Dracula, but while it looks great, there's nothing here as good as the castle scenes and their aura of entombment in the earlier film. Relying so heavily on that one's template also means that most of the characters feel like shadows of their equivalents there. While this may be heresy, I think Karloff's character suffers as a result, as he lacks the sheer otherworldliness Bela Lugosi brought to…

  • The Wolf Man

    The Wolf Man

    ★★★½

    When approaching older films, I find that it helps to view them in their original context. Certainly, I bring my own baggage and that colours my experience with a given film, but to get more out of my viewing, I feel I have a responsibility to meet the movie halfway, to paraphrase Richard Nixon. What I'm getting it is that when it comes to depictions of minorities, I do go in with an expectation (but not endorsement) that the movie…