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  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    ★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★½

  • Night of the Demons

    ★★★★

  • Frankenstein Created Woman

    ★★★★

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  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    ★★★

    Watching this right after Halloween Kills, the other middle part of a sequel trilogy, gave me a higher appreciation of this: it's not only more fun, it's also far more effective as a horror film. I still hate the ending. Wendy Kaplan pretty much single-handedly saves it from being a complete bummer.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★½

    I am simply not entertained watching Michael kill these people in this attempt at a prestige slasher.

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  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    The people who think this is dumb are the same people who think Inception is smart.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★½

    In spite of what Disney told us, no, this does not contain an 'openly gay character'. LeFou remains closeted, and his homosexuality is only (very heavily) implied through jokey jokes. The payoff, referred to as a 'nice, exclusively gay moment' by director Bill Condon, is the lamest of these jokes and there's nothing exclusively gay about it. It comes after (and in contrast with) a whole bunch of romantic heterosexual smooching, and presents the mere idea of homosexuality as hilarious.…