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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • RoboCop
  • What We Do in the Shadows

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  • Uncharted

    ★★½

  • The Dead Zone

    ★★★★

  • The Brood

    ★★★½

  • Rabid

    ★★★

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  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★½

    “Lost, not gone. There’s a difference.”

    Generic, but not terrible. As a fan of the series I wasn’t expecting much given the history of video game adaptations so this wasn’t exactly disappointing.

    A few fun action sequences like the flying pirate ships in the third act but the connective tissue pales in comparison to the source material, which if this film has done anything it’s made me want to replay. Also, no offense to Tom Holland but the casting was kinda wack in this… would have loved to see Nathan Fillion in the role 10 years ago.

  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

    ★★★★

    “THE ICE IS GONNA BREAK!”

    For decades now, it’s been a rite of passage for up-and-coming (horror) directors to adapt a Stephen King story and Cronenberg passed this test with flying colors with the help of a strong lead performance from the great Christopher Walken.

    Personally, there’s something so cozy about The Dead Zone between the quiet snowy setting and supernatural police procedural-lite. I definitely see the influence of this film on works like Unbreakable and even NBC’s Hannibal to an extent. This is certainly a top 10 King adaptation and maybe the most underrated Cronenberg film I’ve seen thus far.

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    “Your fate is set and you cannot escape it.” 

    The Northman is an elevated period revenge epic. Glorious production design, ferocious action choreography, and stunning cinematography throughout. My only criticism is the narrative runs rather formulaic until the 3rd act but by then I was fully engaged. I did chuckle at a particular scene where Alexander Skarsgård’s Amleth sheathes his sword and says something to the effect of “the plot won’t allow me to continue at this point” like it’s a video game.

    I’d put this just a notch below The Witch and The Lighthouse but Eggers has yet to disappoint.

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    “Your whole idea is insane.”

    Misguided, out of touch, annoying, and a reprehensible disservice to one of the greatest horror films of all time. The franchise at large had no legs after Tobe Hooper’s departure post-TCM2, but this entry is particularly egregious.

    The filmmakers literally copy-pasted the template from Halloween (2018) which in itself is a fundamental misunderstanding of the original as Leatherface was never supposed to be a monolithic killing machine like Michael Myers, rather a victim of his twisted…