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  • My Bloody Valentine

    ★★★★

  • Curse of the Crimson Altar

    ★★★½

  • The Stepfather

    ★★★★½

  • Bandido!

    ★★★

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    2021 Ranked
    Seen in Theaters

    Finding the courage to face tomorrow, particularly when it carries with it great peril, is one of the great challenges of life. Yearning to be a Knight, Gawain (Dev Patel) is in truth an impulsive child. He shows his inexperience early, having no stories to tell King Arthur (Sean Harris) about his life and character, yet. Nights are spent in a brothel with his lover Essel (Alicia Vikander), who longs to be his “lady” but…

  • American Woman

    American Woman

    ★★★★★

    2019 Ranked

    I cried. Despite watching a film most days out of the week, this does not happen to me too often. American Woman is just too exceptional and soul stirring to hold back the tears. This is the story of Deb Callahan (Sienna Miller). It is her life distilled down to 110 minutes. Her past is found on every inch of her home. It is a battered, dated, and rather grimy home in smalltown Pennsylvania. Her sister Katherine (Christina…

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  • My Bloody Valentine

    My Bloody Valentine

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 8.0: 3/31
    1981 Ranked

    When looking for horror films from 1981, it was hard to not want to revisit My Bloody Valentine. It was a slasher that I dug, but was not quite bowled over by on an initial viewing. Of course, its reputation precedes itself, so a rewatch only seemed appropriate. In the end, I was more than bowled over on the second time. The opening kill may be one of my favorite openings of 80s horror, combined…

  • Curse of the Crimson Altar

    Curse of the Crimson Altar

    ★★★½

    Hooptober 8.0: 2/31
    The 1960s, Pt. II: 22/100
    1968 Ranked

    Curse of the Crimson Altar has it all. It has Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, 1960s psychotropics, orgies, a knock-off Lovecraft story, BDSM demons, a creepy and beautiful Tudor home that is (allegedly) haunted in real life that appears in the film’s exterior shots, and of course a mysterious family with a beautiful daughter. Set in small-town England, it is centered around a sinister legend: the burning of Lavinia Morley (Barbara…

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  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★½

    Checking in at just under four hours, Once Upon a Time in America takes a long time to say absolutely nothing unique. A gangster film, the film does nothing for the gangster genre that could not be accomplished in a far shorter runtime because oh my God is this thing long. It just takes forever to end and even then, I still had no idea why it took so long. I love gangster films with The Godfather Parts I and…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    2016 Ranked
    Top 100 Films
    Seen in Theaters

    Postmodernism is a film theory that suggests that there is nothing original anymore. If it could be made, it has been made and we are doomed to simply remake a once original idea in perpetuity. Postmodernism also includes ideas regarding nostalgia and hyperreality, positing that cities such as Los Angeles may physically be real, but are in fact, dream worlds that are not actually there. In Damien Chazelle's latest work and, dare…