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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★½

    Entertaining and engaging to a point, but many scenes go on too long and lose their effectiveness, creating a film that is unnecessarily long, and over-reliant on “flashbacks” to the characters’ younger selves. What I haven’t seen mentioned is just how sloppy the digital de-aging of the younger cast is. Are my eyes better than EVERY other person who has seen this film, or is everyone else just not mentioning it?

  • Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

    Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★½

    Saw this at CIFF and was really hoping for more than I got: A “poor me” doc, featuring a subject blaming everyone else for career failures.

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  • The Mountain

    The Mountain

    ★★★★★

    I sat utterly transfixed by what I was viewing and left the theater feeling an deep sense of loss for no discernible reason. The static cinematography is gorgeous, and the color palette perfect for the time period. I have not stopped thinking about, and deciphering what's left unsaid/unseen. Tye Sheridan continues to have one of the most interesting careers of actors his age, and proving he is one of his generation's most talented. He moves seamlessly from independent fare to…

  • Climax

    Climax

    Cool camera angles and great choreography couldn’t save this.