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  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Memories of Murder
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Christine

    ★★★½

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    ★★½

  • The Evil Dead

    ★★★★½

  • The Exorcist

    ★★★★★

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    Lynch's dream of a Hollywood fantasy that turned into a nightmare, grafted and sculpted from Star is Born iconography and then filtered into a 21st-century reality. It's a film that operates both literally and figuratively (but mostly figuratively). It is a constant waking dream, with manifestations of personalities, and Jungian shadow-selfs representing different shades of who you are in Hollywood; desires, and fears. It's confounding but always engaging. And yet, I found small threads to hang onto. Those small little…

  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!

    One of the movies closest to my heart, a film and a story that is both horrific and also empathic but also tragic. James Whales's German expressionistic shadows and haunting gothic sets create a world that is unlike our own yet magically enchanting. Boris Karloff's performance remains powerful in both his sheer and overwhelming presence but also in the frail humanity the monster posses.…

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  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★½

    Excellent Rebecca Hall’s anchors the steady hand of Antonio Campos. But while the film is well-scripted (and perhaps it's too self-consciously structured) the film can’t quite elevate itself to the heights of the seventies character dramas that clearly inspired it. Solid work all around I have no major complaints but I wish I felt a bit more.

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    ★★½

    I use to think that this was one of the better slasher remakes of the 2000s wave of horror films. I still think it has quite a bit of merit with the original DP’s return, the film carries a different kind of gross sick feeling dripping across the frame (complimented by the appropriately rotten production design). But I think the film’s biggest problem is just how overproduced and extreme it goes for nearly the entire runtime, only getting progressing more…

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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★½

    Far From Home represents a modest improvement over its predecessor. The movie gets to develop some of its side characters, like MJ, in a way Homecoming wasn't able too, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is memorable (albeit underdeveloped as a character).  Much of the same issues of Homecoming are still present in Far From Home, Peter doesn't face enough consequences to grow in meaningful ways and the screenwriters lean on the MCU and Tony Stark as a crutch when they should be focusing on the most important character of all, Spider-Man. 

    Full Review - moviesmatrix.com/2019/06/29/spider-man-far-from-home-movie-review-pending/

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    This pilot episode (later referred too as a TV movie) for a new Wonder Woman series is so incredible at being so horrible. Let's take aside the fact that the writer (David E. Kelly of Big Little Lies fame) clearly never read a Wonder Woman comic (much less a wiki page), everything about this is god awful. The costume looks like it came straight out of a porn parody (not to mention it looks cheap), the acting is atrocious and…