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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

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    β€œI can’t believe it’s actually all over.”
    β€œLet’s not talk about it.”
    β€œ.... okay.”

    What if William Friedkin’s Cruising was good? Using the horror genre and, yes, the violence it entails in an exploration of the psyche of a gay guy in high school could easily fall into the same homophobic traps that a movie like Cruising does, but it works, thanks in no small part to Mark Patton’s performance. I’m not going to act like this is a Flawless…

  • The Valley of the Bees

    The Valley of the Bees

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    "I have no family. I serve no mortal."
    "Then why are you looking for your brother?"

    All you know and all you are taught is to devote yourself to God and the Order, but suddenly a man enters your life. You think you love him, but how? He was forced into the Order, but you try to make him see, to get him to love it the way you do and to share that together. It doesn't work - there's…

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  • Waterloo

    Waterloo

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    part character study, part anti-war film masquerading as your standard historical war epic. the spectacle is there--on a scale that makes my head hurt just thinking about how any of this was accomplished--but the glory is nowhere to be found. the heaving of rod steiger's chest and the lengths of his gaze hold the same gravity as the sweeping shots of battle, death and destruction, and when your war sequences reach such unbelievable heights of death-defying technical prowess that is…

  • Saw VI

    Saw VI

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    Using the saw franchise as an argument against privatized, for-profit healthcare… this one kind of slapped

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