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  • Noroi: The Curse
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  • Enys Men

    ★★★½

  • 65

    ★★★

  • Boston Johnny

    ★★★★

  • Justice Ninja Style

    ★★★½

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  • Split Second

    Split Second

    ★★★½

    Rutger Hauer shows his badge to a dog, and not as a bit.

  • After Last Season

    After Last Season

    ★★★★

    “I was… having a terrible dream.”

    Producer/writer/director/cinematographer Mark Region’s After Last Season is often mentioned alongside such jarringly guileless films as Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, James Nguyen’s Birdemic and the films of Neil Breen. Despite the fact that After Last Season demonstrates all of the hallmarks of low-budget naive digital cinema which these films share in common—counter-intuitive framing and shot compositions, unmixed sound, crude effects, library piano soundtrack—it was actually shot on 35mm film, photographed and edited piecemeal over ten…

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  • Boston Johnny

    Boston Johnny

    ★★★★

    Definitely a step away from the last three films tonally, but not thematically. I will admit that I felt the runtime in a way I usually don't with the Motern films, but any frustration and exacerbation felt by the viewer is clearly intended, as Johnny is probably the most anxiety-inducing Moterniverse character of all time. And as silly as the film is, the dog-napping subplot is just incredibly disturbing, and becomes moreso as the film sits with you. Even if…

  • Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn

    ★★★

    As there are eleven of these movies now, they all kind of blend together in my memory. It would take a lot of imagination on a filmmaker's part to do or say anything new with this franchise, to rise above the swirl of corn stalks and bloody antique farm tools. Director Kurt Wimmer (yes the Equilibrium guy) is sort of interested in doing that, but even when this film surprises you it still does so in ways that the better…

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  • Double Down

    Double Down

    ★★½

    Actual end-credits text:

    LIGHTING................... NONE
    MAKE-UP AND HAIR.. NONE
    LOCATIONS................ NEIL BREEN
    CATERING.................. NEIL BREEN

  • Project X

    Project X

    ★½

    2012 seems like 50 years ago.