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  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Thing
  • Winter Light
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  • Dark Star

  • The Return of the Living Dead

  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

  • Black Narcissus

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  • Dark Star

    Dark Star

    A humorous take on the loneliness of space travel and the potential for inevitable failure. Carpenter’s first picture is one of his funniest containing many themes that are later expanded on.

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    The Return of the Living Dead

    Some of the most fun that can be had with a horror movie. The combination of absurdist humor with gory zombie violence creates an upbeat tone throughout. For the zombie genre a few new rules are established: it hurts to be dead, the dead cannot die except for obliteration, and they are intelligent. Personally, the ending is one of my favorites. A nuke is dropped but more acid rain leads to the birth of more dead. 

    Dan O’Bannon is a great storyteller, this is a crowning achievement.

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★½

    Sound of Metal is a borderline insulting drama that paints by the numbers and dehumanizes its main character. 

    Now, I know everybody loves it. Just give me a chance to explain.

    1. Let me get a few things out of the way. Yes, the sound design is strong. Yes, I appreciate that it does not focus on music and barely uses any score at all.
    Riz Ahmed carries the film, but he’s not putting forth a groundbreaking performance. He only…

  • The Steel Helmet

    The Steel Helmet

    A great example of why Sam Fuller is a cult filmmaker icon. The Steel Helmet is as much a war film as some of the genre’s behemoths but is executed with a much lower budget and some non-traditional (and new), actors. The observations on war are powerful, focusing on unique details. For example, Sgt. Zack who we spend the most time with, speaks to his peers from a position of experience. The group’s officer suggests in one scene that one…