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  • Suspiria
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Crow
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  • Wendigo

    ★★★

  • The Addiction

    ★★★½

  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★★½

  • The Day of the Beast

    ★★★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    It was such a long wait for Dune but it paid off big time, it was basically a masterpiece from beginning to end.

    The ensemble cast all give great performances; the characters and their relationships are stoic yet sympathetic at the same time, Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson were the stand outs for me, I really enjoyed their bond in the film.

    And of course the film looks utterly gorgeous. Greig Fraser's dark cinematography and Hans Zimmer's powerful score appropriately…

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★½

    "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

    Sissy Spacek as Carrie White may be my all time favorite performance in the horror genre, Piper Laurie is legit creepy, and Brian De Palma's direction is superb.

    And of course the prom scene really is one of the greatest horror film sequences ever... the slo-mo buildup, the split screen, the lighting, Carrie's death glare. It blows me away how jarring and unshakable it still is even after seeing it numerous times. It's not…

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  • The Addiction

    The Addiction

    ★★★½

    Lili Taylor is great and the black-and-white look is stunning in it, but after starting off strong it kind of dwindles out a bit with philosophical dialogue overload and a subpar ending. Overall it was a good and had an interesting take on comparing drug addiction to vampirism.

  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★★½

    Probably the weakest and most toned down of Argento's "animal" trilogy with a lead character who isn't very likable, but the cinematography is just as impressive and it embraces more humor than the previous two (the coffin exhibition comes to mind).

    Note: Apparently this is a difficult film to remaster because the blu-ray copy I got is pretty wonky at times.

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★

    Well that was an odd one. The entire movie was basically a subplot unnecessarily stretched out into feature length. I found myself questioning some of the decisions that were made by the filmmakers; the hospital/riot scenes didn't work at all for me, much of the dialogue was goofy, and characters make really dumb decisions.

    It's not a total loss though, it's mean spirited with graphic kills, Michael Myers himself has a strong presence, the score is good, and it's shot…

  • Frank Herbert's Dune

    Frank Herbert's Dune

    ★★★½

    The cinematography, costume and set design are all quite impressive considering its small budget (visual effects not so much), it's a little goofy and operatic at times similar to the 1984 adaptation but it's also much more faithful to the book and coherent. If you watch it all in one sitting like I did it definitely feels 4.5 hours long, but for being a Sci-Fi Channel miniseries from 2000 it was better than I expected.


    And now finally... Dune 2021!