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  • North by Northwest
  • Hard Boiled
  • Streets of Fire
  • Event Horizon

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  • Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

  • Repo! The Genetic Opera

    ★★★★★

  • Deep Sea Monster Raiga

    ★★

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  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    It's impressive that despite having grown up with this movie, knowing every line and even anticipating every scream and every cut, Jurassic Park still pounds with excitement, is still a breakneck rollercoaster ride of a movie.

    It's also impressive that it remains so with such familiarity with the details of Speilberg's filmmaking. Even with knowledge of the technical workings and keeping an eye out for his "tricks", I was still thrilled--even more so, instead of being jaded about Speilberg's maneuvering…

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★

    Warrens vs Witch.

    I hadn’t paid attention at all to who directed this, but within the first two jumpscares I knew without looking that it wasn’t James Wan anymore. What a shame.

    Conjuring 3 then proceeds into a mystical court procedural, with Ed and Lorraine hitting the files to prove a man was possessed by an unclean spirit and fighting off someone who’s randomly cursing the local residents.

    I’ll continue to root for Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★½

    James Wan's tribute to gonzo giallo has all the pizzaz of the ol genre favorites blended into its own wickedly original twists leading to a final act that's a hell of a rush of gleeful gore.

    Even before the movie ended I wanted to watch it again. (And the ending didn't spoil it!)

    It's got the fan service vibe of that first season of Stranger Things (before it got wobbly) but instead of just rearranging the same Stephen King elements…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    “I’m glad he’s on our side.”
    “For now.”

    King of the Monsters set an incredibly high benchmark for Godzilla vs Kong to clear, at least for fans like me whose hearts beat in time with Ifukube’s original thundering theme for the great kaiju. And it’s clear from Tom Holkenberg’s off-beat rendition—or more properly, homage, to Ifukube’s song that Godzilla vs Kong is not going to come near that level of epic fan service.

    But while this may be the first…