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  • Eve's Bayou
  • To Sleep with Anger
  • Halloween
  • Sunset Boulevard

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  • Candyman

    ★★★

  • Last Shift

    ★★★½

  • Malignant

    ★½

  • Stillwater

    ★★★

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  • Last Shift

    Last Shift

    ★★★½

    I'm perhaps in the minority here but I thought was a really solid psychological horror film (my favorite subgenre of horror). Yes, it was predictable in many ways but damn, it was also incredibly unnerving with deeply unsettling visuals, eerie atmosphere and a few well placed jump scares.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★½

    Who would've thought in 2021 I'd need the lyrics to a Gwen Stefani song to describe a movie? But here we are:

    "This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S."

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  • Black Is … Black Ain’t

    Black Is … Black Ain’t

    ★★★★★

    WOW.

    I am just awestruck by what Riggs was able to accomplish in under 90 minutes as a deeply thoughtful exploration of the facets of blackness -- the way he is able to plunge into the depths, complexities, the dynamism and nuances with such riveting commentary and analysis.

    These are discussions still being had right now which adds a certain psychic weight to this documentary. Riggs' death also adds a certain emotional weight to this work -- his loss is tremendous: what an important and powerful voice who gave us so much in so little time.

    Thank you, Mr. Riggs. Thank you.

  • Mary J. Blige's My Life

    Mary J. Blige's My Life

    ★★★★

    Definitely one of the recording artists most overdue for a documentary or several documentaries. Mary J. Blige is one of the most pioneering artists of contemporary R&B music -- forging a path, an era and a movement that was defined as Hip Hop Soul which transformed both hip hop and R&B music in the early 90's. Mary J. Blige, still the reigning Queen of Hip Hop Soul, with several amazing, award-winning albums under her belt, made 2 highly notable game…