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  • Paris, Texas
  • Bound
  • Hard Times
  • The Matrix

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  • Hatchet

    ★★½

  • 1922

  • You're Next

    ★★★

  • Halloween

    ★★★★★

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  • You're Next

    You're Next

    ★★★

    "You never want to do anything interesting any more."

    "I don't think that's a fair criticism."

    "Fuck me next to your dead mom then."

    A bit of an interesting dichotomy among the viewings over the last two nights. Specifically, the elegance and somewhat cerebral nature of Halloween tends to contrast nicely with the more raw and visceral experience this film has to offer.

    The Davison family reunites to celebrate the anniversary of the patriarch and matriarch. Naturally, as is typically…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    There are films aptly described as aging like fine wine, and then there's John Carpenter's Halloween.

    The above statement may seem to be a bit hyperbolic in nature, but rest assured it is very true for me, at least on a subjective level. Specifically, while I've watched this generally every year and respect the hell out of it, something has held me back from truly loving it. As a result of a somewhat altered viewing head space (cannabis) or not,…

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  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★½

    Welp....time to be "that guy."

    I honesty don't have that much to say here. No doubt it's an epic viewing both in story and scope, but I can't help but feel something is missing. The entire film I was searching for a reason to care about the plight of these characters. Unfortunately, that was never allowed to happen. Perhaps in a way this film was simply too fantastical for me. Whatever the ultimate reason is, I just couldn't get into…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★½

    "In space no one can hear you scream."

    Simply a damn cool tagline for a damn cool film. While it may seem quite simple on the surface, there is so much more to it. In effect it is WHAT is making you scream that is legendary here. The fear of the unknown is very much at play here. This is the perfect tagline for a film such as this. Much like the tagline, the set-up itself is pretty simple but…