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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

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    Infinitely better than THE SHINING, almost as good as the SHINING sequence in READY PLAYER ONE.

    More on this later!!

    UPDATE (21/11/19): As promised, I wrote a couple thousand words on what I think is one of the most necessary sequels ever for Cinematary! Please go read it here!!

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

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    In my first piece for Cinematary, I revisited Joe Berlinger's Ted Bundy biopic from this year and talked about its connection to his previous documentary work, as well as examining its many layers of performance to frame the story in an ironic yet empathetic light. I'm proud of it!

    Go read it if you'd like!

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  • The Turning

    The Turning

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    This movie gets it: Finn Wolfhard is terrifying!!

    I still like this a lot, though! Its perspective seems to fracture itself more and more as the movie goes on, specifically each time it places uncomfortable emphasis on the minutiae of how Kate is perceived by the people she’s supposed to care for. By the end, Kate’s reality is completely shattered, potentially because she hasn’t dealt with her own uncertainty towards her relationship with her own caretaker, her mother. The audience…

  • The Brotherhood

    The Brotherhood

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    demonizes heterosexuality tbh...

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  • Couch

    Couch

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    grow up

  • Dog Eat Dog

    Dog Eat Dog

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    drugged out, washed up, surreal noirification of a pathetic, repugnant version of three criminals' real lives who match each of the above adjectives. Cage channeling Bogart is the key here, and its genius hit me in the final scene: an exhausted, out of touch criminal yearns for the days of clean, glorified crime and miserably miscalculates each and every encounter. so much fun, so completely wacked out; Cage and Dafoe own this.