Anya Stanley

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Favorite films

  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Spider Baby
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • The Honeymoon Killers

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  • Children of the Corn

    ★★

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    ★★★

  • How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck

    ★★★

  • Oppenheimer

    ★★★★

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  • Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn

    ★★

    Not a single adaptation of Stephen King’s book has gotten it right yet, but Corn Groot is unforgivable here.

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    Insidious: Chapter 2

    ★★★

    Expands and fortifies the lore of the first movie, while giving the son a chance to save his father this time around. The production design is as Hammer Horror-saturated as Dead Silence was (though I know Wan and Whannell didn’t have a great experience with the latter); I’m a sucker for a fog machine and some well-placed red lights. 

    It was also fun to see Patrick Wilson go all REDRUM on everyone.

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  • Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

    Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

    ★★

    When doing true crime docs, it’s always good to present the viewer with a general grasp of the culture and climate surrounding the crime. It’s what makes the awful police response to the Yorkshire Ripper murders understandable (not forgivable, but understandable in a cause-and-effect sense); Netflix’s The Ripper works well to highlight the victims and to highlight the fact that the killer could have been caught far sooner had it not been for an explicit bias among both law enforcement…

  • MouseHunt

    MouseHunt

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely unhinged. A masterpiece of grim slapstick from the minds of unstable men. If you loved this movie as a kid, you’re a Coen Bros. fanatic now. I don’t make the rules