Leslie

Writer and cartoonist. Published by Image Comics, American Greetings, and The Pitch.

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • Jurassic Park
  • Scream

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  • Paranormal Activity 2

  • Byzantium

    ★★★★½

  • Scream

  • Scream 4

    ★★★½

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★★

    "All other lives feel like a lifetime ago."

    Clearly, everyone brings their own baggage to movies. The Shimmer will be different for everyone, and the movie anticipates that by representing the different characters with their different traumas and their different reactions. But it is equally clear that these experiences and our reactions to them change us, destroy the person we once were, and create something new — not necessarily better or worse, but definitely new.

    "I thought I was a…

  • Tales from the Crypt

    Tales from the Crypt

    ★★★½

    When people talk about the morality of horror movies, most discussions revolve around the so-called "Rules of Surviving a Horror Movie" as outlined in SCREAM and others. Mostly these rules are referencing the slasher flicks of the 70s and 80s, but I wish more was made of the horror morality established in EC Comics and carried on in films like this, CREEPSHOW, the TALES OF THE CRYPT tv series, and even the GOOSEBUMPS books. I grew up on more of…

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  • Paranormal Activity 2

    Paranormal Activity 2

    Legitimately great. Every inch of every scene is suspicious, and the finale is way more intense than the first. Not even the retconning bothers me. Again, listen to women. Especially women of color!

  • Byzantium

    Byzantium

    I am overwhelmed with love and appreciation for this movie. Full of beautifully shot existential vibes on the monstrous world we live in and the monstrous things we do to survive, BYZANTIUM is about why we survive, and why we have to tell our stories.

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