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  • Eraserhead
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Memories of Murder

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★½

  • Halloween Kills

  • [REC]

    ★★★½

  • The Visit

    ★★

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    I am shocked at how awful this was. From the opening's muddy editing, to the sometimes shoddy acting (not even so bad it's good), the only reason to watch this one is if you like extended endings being movie-length. Hopefully the 3rd one can bring back some of the fun and rid the current sour taste out of my mouth.

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★½

    When are we going to start talking about how awful Mike Flanagan is at ending a movie or series?

    It's always the final 20 minutes of a movie or the final episode or two of a limited series that end up being overly-explained garbage. Not even in a Nolan over-explained way - more of a "I'm going to tell you all of the emotions that the characters are feeling and tell you how you should be feeling too," way. It's…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job.'”

    This is the only line of dialogue needed to understand where Fletcher (played by an astounding J.K. Simmons) is coming from. His background is deeply rooted in the philosophy of hardening someone to bring out their best. What he doesn't realize, is that not everyone works like that (which Neiman says next at the bar). Using his strong belief in hard work and being pushed to…