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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★★

    Having done absolutely nothing to confirm this, I'm just going to assume that David Lynch likes this movie.

  • Wendy and Lucy

    Wendy and Lucy

    ★★★★★

    I was going to say I didn't need to cry this early in the morning but honestly I feel like I did.
    The precarity of Wendy's situation is heartbreakingly real, where one emergency can make everything fall apart in an instant. If this was a reaction to Katrina, it works just as well now as a response to COVID-19 and goes to show that things haven't gotten any materially better in the intervening years. The American Dream has been basically…

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  • Unfriended

    Unfriended

    ★★★★

    This shouldn't work nearly as well as it does. It's remarkably effective at building tension, and it's not as annoying to be staring at a laptop screen as I would've thought.

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★½

    I feel like Debbie Harry had to be upset when she found out she was going to do a sex scene with James Woods, right?

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  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    ★★★½

    This flips between being a legitimately good spy thriller and an actual Looney Tune a bit too often, but by the end it feels like the good outweighs the bad. That opening sequence with Blofeld is pretty unforgivable though.

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★

    The tree rape scene is just completely indefensible, but the rest of this still rules. I definitely prefer 2, but this one is a ton of fun anyway, and it's cool to see the more straight-laced horror version of the story.