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Favorite films

  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Help!
  • Yellow Submarine

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  • I, Tonya

    ★★★★½

  • Angels & Demons

    ★½

  • Island in Between

  • The Teachers’ Lounge

    ★★★★★

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  • M3GAN

    M3GAN

    ★★★½

    Though I wished it had leaned into its inherent camp just a tad more, M3GAN is a boisterously fun slice of techno-horror, doubling as a conversation-starter on the over-reliance of technology to complement parenthood / guardianship and a metaphor for addiction, on technology and otherwise. 

    Would give literally anything see M3GAN and Chucky hang out and wreck shit.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    Went out and bought a VCR at Goodwill today just so I could watch my VHS copy of Scream. Even in a 4:3 format this movie is one of the best of all time.

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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★½

    A killer movie from every angle, I, Tonya is a movie so perfectly in sync with its themes of the power of truth vs the power of lies, and the mistreatment, downright ignorance from the rest of society of lower-class women; it executes them perfectly. I love the cast, the editing, the writing, and the ballpark.

  • Angels & Demons

    Angels & Demons

    ★½

    Better than The Da Vinci Code, but, jeez, what a low fucking bar, Angels & Demons is better made and features a far-better musical score, but it’s still ridiculous and features talented actors really phoning it in. I’d call it disappointing, but I was expecting nothing.

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  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Why was I pointing at the TV like the Leo DiCaprio meme whenever I saw someone I recognized, as if I expected any differently.

    Fear Street 1666 (and, really, the last third of this is just Fear Street 94 Part II) culminates the trilogy in a satisfying, albeit neat and expected, way. The body horror elements are really strong here, working particularly well during the 1666 segments, and the finale in the mall is It: Chapter Two-level kooky, but provides…

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★½

    I had a lot more fun with Fear Street 94 than I thought I would; it feels fresh and original, despite the fact that it’s an adaptation and shamelessly makes homage to every slasher in the book (Scream being an obvious influence). Leigh Janiak has an eye for horror and navigating a set—her use of shadows and location is a highlight. Excited for the next two in the trilogy.