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  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    ★★½

  • Malignant

    ★★★★

  • Dark Water

    ★★★★½

  • Curse

    ★★★★

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  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I went into this viewing with a positive vibe. A vibe that perhaps led to this being quite the disappointment. Of all the Friday films, this, A New Beginning, is the one I watched the least as a bloodthirsty teen. I think this is purely thanks to the fact that my local video store didn't carry it. I think I've seen it twice. Maybe even just once. I remember when I first saw it, I went in with rock bottom…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So, is Frank Henenlotter getting a co-writer's credit and a bag of residuals? Amiriiite? Yep, Malignant is like Basket Case on speed. And yep, it's kind of amazing. And very dumb. Throughout much of this, I wasn't sure how to respond. It is so completely absurd and out of control. Outrageous wide-angled shots, camera spinning around like mad, wild music choices. It looks both grandiose and cheap as fuck. It feels like the creative result of plucking a young and…

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  • My Friend Dahmer

    My Friend Dahmer

    ★★★★

    It's hard to believe that this Ross Lynch is the same Ross Lynch who so brilliantly captures Dahmer's hunched, blank-faced, drunken aura. Lynch spends most of the film expressionless yet he conveys so much through so little. The smallest smile. An awkwardly delivered line. He's perfect. His Dahmer is as sympathetic as he is terrifying. The film outside of Lynch is also solid and subtle (it helps that the source material—Backderf's fantastic graphic novel—is excellent). This is not a gruesome…

  • Cool World

    Cool World

    ★★½

    Cool World is such a frustrating film. Bakshi's talents are on display, but so is the meddling hands of Frank Mancuso, Jr. and Kim Basinger who turned this from a hard R horror film to a befuddling PG-13 disaster. After a nose-punching battle for creativity (Bakshi slugged Mancuso Jr. in the face after hearing what would become of his film), Cool World became a film for nobody. There's too much weird sexy stuff for kids, and not enough substance for…