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  • Eraserhead
  • Alien
  • The Innocents
  • Rosemary's Baby

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  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Halloween II

    ★★★

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★

  • Drácula

    ★★★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Although technically incomplete and mainly serving as setup for an eventual Part Two, on its own, Dune works remarkably well as a piece of blockbuster fare. While the main cast certainly brings a lot to the table and turn in some pretty compelling performances, its Villeneuve's direction that really brings it all together, imbuing the material with a stunning sense of scale and splendor that fully immerses you into its rich and expansive world and keeps you hooked in throughout its lengthy runtime. Going off of this, I'm definitely looking forward to the (now seemingly inevitable) follow-up.

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Seeing this in a theater back-to-back with Petite Maman was a bizarre experience. Imagine immediately going from one of the most wholesome and therapeutic films you've ever seen into this violent and utterly unhinged nightmare. The whiplash was intense. With that aside though, the movie itself actually fucking rocks. Following her 2016 debut, the intimate yet savage Raw, Julia Ducournau ups the scale in just about every way with Titane. A bold and kinetic whirlwind of graphic violence, skin-crawling body…

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  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★

    Despite essentially being an expansion of the 1978 film, picking up literally right where it left off, Halloween II frankly doesn't add a whole lot to original story, and by and large is a step down from the first film. The creeping tension and mystery atmosphere that made the original so compelling are largely absent this time around, and while the film itself can be entertaining in parts, the plot is far too aimless for me to get as gripped and as invested in it, especially seeing how little focus is given to our protagonist at all.

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★

    A well-performed and tightly constructed psychological thriller that while featuring some truly tense and impeccably orchestrated scenes (courtesy of director Ida Lupino), fails to maintain its gripping quality, especially towards the climax, which plays out rather unremarkably.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★★

    “I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It dominates. There’s not much I can do about it. Trust me. It doesn’t go away. It’s there whether I like it or not. It’s there when I eat. When I go to bed. It’s there when I sleep. It’s there when I wake up. It’s always there. Always.”

    It's been two days since I first watched I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and it hasn't…

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    I felt compelled to rewatch this today, partially due to it being Philip Seymour Hoffman's birthday (may he Rest In Peace), but mostly because I've been thinking a lot about my mortality lately. It's been a consistent anxiety of mine for years, but the recent and sudden passing of a certain public figure who I was deeply fond of, has made me especially contemplative on the issue. I'd never met this man before and I had no real connection to…