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  • Naked
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Dressed to Kill

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  • Humanoids from the Deep

    ★★★

  • Jaws

    ★★★★

  • Altered States

    ★★★½

  • Hell Night

    ★★½

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★½

    Halloween Kills does indeed just that; it kills. The slayings are shockingly graphic, triggering visceral responses and tossing the squeamish right out of the theatre. It’s simply astonishing how menacing, how utterly terrifying the shape of Michael Myers appears in this one.

    But what bogs down an otherwise enjoyable slay-ride is the script. Ironically, the ‘18 version managed to juggle hard-hitting social commentary, nuanced characters, and a well-structured plot. Halloween Kills doesn’t. It kills, if not murders, any sort of…

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★★★

    MIDNIGHT MASSTERPIECE more like it! 

    With Midnight Mass, Mike Flanagan marches in a new era of long-narrative horror—a series so humanely devoted to its story, its characters, its themes that you barely notice just how well the mystery is being established right until you witness it all come together. You've been tricked to church by mainstream-horror Messiah Mike Flanagan; strapped to the seat by Hamish Linklater’s spellbindingly charismatic Father Paul; and had your heart shattered by the solemn-but-sweet Zach Gilford…

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  • Altered States

    Altered States

    ★★★½

    A psychedelic sensory bombardment that sends Eddie Jessup swirling through the atomic space-time continuum, eddying his entire mind into the epileptic landscape of his subconscious. Stuck, he is, here, there, then, now. Subatomic particles constitute his cognitive topography, and if we are all energy and matter, Eddie is the process of six billion years of energy moving forward, now lying as a physical body plus brain in a tank submerged in H20. Imagine tracing that lineage back? You can’t. Only…

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    ★★★★

    You never really know what’s up with the person next to you. He might be a used car salesman, a teacher, or even a screwed-up psychopath who murders people and moves from state to state so as not to get caught. Take a second or two and guess what Henry is. I know, the title gives it away...

    While not near documentary filmmaking, Henry – Portrait of a Serial Killer does portray paint a picture of a slice-of-life existence where…

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  • Moxie

    Moxie

    ★★½

    Hello, fellow kids. I heard you like feminism and equality and all that stuff. Allow me to serve as parental guidance here and spoonfeed you unnuanced ideas from "An Introduction to Feminist Theory".

    Sorry for being facetious, but I'd really much rather watch Lady Bird, Booksmart, Little Women or Girlhood. Maybe even Mean Girls and Clueless - even though they may be a bit dated. They actually manage to show the complexities of feminism rather than seeing the world through the rose-tinted glasses of ideology.

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★½

    Brace yourselves, all zombie-loving fans out there because Zack Snyder’s latest all-slow-motion romp is a toothless, brainless, stinking sack of decomposed flesh disguised as a movie. Excessive to the point of self-parody, Army of the Dead is all spectacle and no bite with one-dimensional characters just about as fleshed out as the flesh-eating ghouls shambling about. Sure, there are moments of just-okay scenes in the blistering Las Vegas heat, but then again, even piss tastes good after days in the…