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  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • The Birds
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Long Goodbye

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  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★½

    As bleak as it is gooey. '2001: A Space Odyssey' if Stanley Kubrick were a Skeksis.

  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★½

    Less a slow burn than a "never quite ignites." As with all of Ti West's movies, this one has a keen sense of historical style (the use of 16mm film, zooms, etc.). However, unlike his most recent film 'X,' that sense of style isn't connected to any particularly engaging ideas or emotionally substantial conflict.

    There's potential, no doubt, to be found in Sam's inability to find a place of comfort and security, a theme that's established at the start as…

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  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★½

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

    Goodness, but this is a heck of a monster movie! One of those monsters is an alcoholic cop in small town Utah (played by Jim Cummings), the other a werewolf tearing apart said small town. The script (by Cummings, who also directed) is a cracker: witty, honest, mixing horror with humor as effectively as ‘An American Werewolf in London,’ but with heavier emotional weight, particularly around masculinity. Think Sam Shepard with more dismemberment.

    And just plain made well. I think…

  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    ★★★★

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

    Whew! That's a lot of high-production value gore! Yes, every bit as intense as it's advertised to be. It's also smarter than I was led to believe.

    There's a top-down shot in the middle of the third act that shows a half dozen surgical masks discarded on a sidewalk, Jim's scooter entering the frame shortly after. That's when the pieces firstcame together for me: the creepy guy on the train, the busty cartoon of the one guy's lock screen, the…