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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Jurassic Park
  • Suspiria

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  • Bride of Chucky

    ★★★

  • In Search of Darkness

    ★★★★

  • Child's Play 3

    ★★★

  • Insidious: The Last Key

    ★½

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  • Bride of Chucky

    Bride of Chucky

    ★★★

    What in the Spencer's Gifts? (positive)

  • In Search of Darkness

    In Search of Darkness

    ★★★★

    A documentary of this scope, length and nature runs into challenges, perhaps foremost any meaningful purpose beyond a video catalog of notable 80s horror. Luckily, I think the year-rundowns being broken up by thematic discussions (the final girl, excess, score, sound design, franchises, preservation, etc.) and the 80s films being contextualized by older films, non-genre films and modern films help make this a meaningful statement of the decade in film history. God bless those who watch this all at once:…

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  • Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

    Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

    ★★

    Objective me: It exists. It's fine.

    Nerd me: But Iron Man has no powers so how can he lose them? Couldn't these adolescent savants just make a suit that works to replace the Mark whichever-number? And Hulk's power is the Hulking Out but when he loses his power, he doesn't become Bruce Banner? And does this Spider-Man have organic web shooters or homemade web shooters? Because they pretend all he can do is stick to things. And if Thor loses…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    It's Lynchian in all the best ways and perhaps a perfect movie. Unlike Lost Highway, where the surrealism is surface level, Mulholland Drive's surrealism is simultaneously the character's surface reality and a vehicle to reveal the artifice of cinema and dreams. I love how the acting style shifts in the third act, I love Silencio, I love the audition scenes, I love Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux in this, I love the color blue, and I love how it plays…