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  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★★½

    Do my eyes deceive me? Did Fox (or whatever the hell they're called these days, I don't know) finally realize that they could remaster this film without two tons of DNR applied to it? Indeed, the 4K remaster on this looks absolutely gorgeous with its bountiful detail and strong grain structure that does justice to the thick jungle environment and certainly its atmosphere, along with being able to see all that sweat dripping and all of those gloriously over-the-top pyrotechnics.…

  • Demons 2

    Demons 2

    ★★½

    4K doesn't help that much with the clear sophomore slump that we wind up here, but it doesn't hurt! Released just a year after the original, it would have been tough for Bava, Argento and the rest to come up with something as inspired and as energetic as its predecessor, and one can tell that's very much the case here with how long it takes to get through its initial setup of how the demons find their way into the…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Nightcrawler is probably the best unexpected horror film I've seen in a long time. It sounds like an odd thing to call the film, but it's some of the most brilliantly unnerving and unsettling content that I can recall seeing, and hardly anything traditionally scary happens in it. Jake Gyllenhaal is so committed to his role as professional sociopath/possible walking Wikipedia narrator Lou Bloom that I fear some of that may seep into his personal affairs and we may see…

  • Modest Heroes

    Modest Heroes

    ★★★★

    Hey, an anthology film! You know what that means!

    Kanini & Kanino: We start off with a neat little short from veteran Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi that mixes hand-drawn characters with CG elements to an intriguing effect. The underwater theme being put to use in a local stream gives the film an atypical look from those more ocean-bound, allowing for an earthier look that makes the integration of both animation techniques as smooth as it can be. The decision to go…