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  • The New York Ripper
  • Angst
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  • Night of the Creeps

    ★★★★½

  • Devil Story

    ★★★½

  • An American Werewolf in Paris

    ★★★½

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

    ★★★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Yup, just as I suspected, everyone “appalled” by this film’s controversial content was making Mt. Everest out of a molehill, completely missing the point in their outrage over surface-level observations. 

    Contrary to Tik-Tok’s belief, Licorice Pizza isn’t about glamorizing pedophilia or the xenophobic mindset of a ‘70s America — it’s about the ever-fluctuating nature of human maturity, and how age doesn’t always define that aspect of our being. Gary is a 15-year-old man, urged into adulthood and worldliness by the acting…

  • Holiday Affair

    Holiday Affair

    ★★★½

    According to Wikipedia, Robert Mitchum was cast in this movie to restore his public image after being caught in a huge marijuana bust.

    In other words, this man knows what it’s like to be rudely interrupted while trimming trees, and I think that fully explains his apology to Wendell Corey for doing so in the film. 

    That’s what I call a big brain film analysis — if only my college film studies professor could see me now!

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  • Night of the Creeps

    Night of the Creeps

    ★★★★½

    Amid all the brain slugs and zombie carnage, I think the bromance between Chris and J.C. was what shone through most for me. They’re just two dudes who genuinely love each other, and who aren’t afraid in the slightest to express that love. 

    In the movie, Tom Atkins calls the duo “Spanky and Alfalfa.” After (SPOILERS) Chris learns through a phone call that his best friend is dead, he shows up at Atkins’ house and tearfully announces “They got Alfalfa…”…

  • Devil Story

    Devil Story

    ★★★½

    Let me be clear: this is some of the most pointless, meandering garbage the horror genre has to offer. Even in its brief 70-minute run, there’s barely any substance…unless you call three-minute sequences of people groaning substance.

    There’s a subplot here where this cranky old codger spends his entire night shooting point-blank at a horse and missing. Despite it being a total waste of time and resources, he persists until it’s through — an almost perfect analogy for the experience this…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

    Well, this would’ve been a-okay coming from just about anyone else in the horror scene, but coming from an established director like Edgar Wright, I felt it was kind of a let-down. 

    It is a rather nice-looking feature for the most part, and Thomasin McKenzie is so cute it should be illegal, but the story it tells is missing the exhilarating edge of the director’s former films. Plus, the editing in this film all seemed superficial; it made you say…

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★★½

    HoopTober Se7en - Film #1 / 31
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    Ah, so here we are at the beginning of HoopTober! To start things off, I decided to go with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. This is the only film on this year’s list that I’ve already seen, and I have a pretty good reason for rewatching it...

    I was not at all a fan of this one the first time I watched it. I thought it 100% flat-out fuckin’ sucked. The original was…