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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    “He came home...”


    Carpenter’s sense of alienation from “the group” externalitied with cynicism and paranoia before his VFX opus The Thing; that is to say that John Carpenter’s distrust of systems, of status quo, of a comfortable complacent ignorance is brought to smoldering life. The playfulness of Halloween becomes the device selected to point out real, deeply American anxieties; that despite our best efforts and want of trying, we have monsters amongst us, and no thanks in part to the…

  • The Santa Clause

    The Santa Clause

    ★★½

    The older I get, the stupider this movie gets.