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One of my favorite old film noirs, but mostly because of all of the genres it weaves into its narrative. At the heart of the movie is a sci-fi story that doesn’t reveal itself until you’re nearly finished with the film. You know there is somet... Read the full review »
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The Tree of Life is like a canvas painted with one stunningly beautiful color. When you ask the painter about the piece, he says “it tells a story.” You stare a while longer, then even longer, finally three hours have passed and you tell the p... Read the full review »
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Ring (1998)

Ring (1998)

9 / 10
Between this and the American remake, I consider the Japanese original to be the superior film. But, just barely. My reasoning behind this is because the Japanese setting allows for scenes and story elements that make the film more interesting and... Read the full review »
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I consider this to be the definitive version of Sweeney Todd on stage. It just doesn’t get any better than Angela Lansbury belting out “The Worst Pies in London.” All of the supporting cast only adds to the magic and the simple set design al... Read the full review »
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This is a prime example of a fascinating story idea being poorly executed. Originally aired as a TV miniseries, The Langoliers clearly needed to pad out its running time. There are endless scenes of needless dialogue and cringe-inducing acting fro... Read the full review »
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Ever since 1973 when you see a variation of the word “exorcist” in a movie title, it merits an eye roll. The premise has been done to death and a PG-13 rated exorcism film is guaranteed to disappoint. Except, in this one singular case, that wa... Read the full review »
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Carrie (2013)

Carrie (2013)

2 / 10
Very rarely do I walk out of the theater angry that I wasted my time with a film. Carrie was one of those times. The movie is an unnecessary remake of the vastly superior 1976 classic which seems to blend scenes from the original (I could literall... Read the full review »
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Have you ever watched a film and felt so horrible about wasting your time that you actually felt sad you couldn’t get that time back. That’s how I felt after a friend convinced me to watch The Uninvited. It sounded like a decent enough horror... Read the full review »
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Ah, Red Dragon. The film that was only made because an aging Anthony Hopkins was increasingly becoming less believable as a 15 years younger version of himself. A re-telling of the film Manhunter, this version is a vast improvement on the material... Read the full review »
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I know this film is considered a classic of the horror genre, so much so that it’s been included in the Criterion Collection, but I really didn’t care for it. The acting and direction is well enough for what it is, but the pacing made me want... Read the full review »
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Wind Chill is a simple and effective ghostly horror story. After two people become stranded in a snowstorm, they begin to experience paranormal events. The viewer is left to wonder if these events are real or if they are a product of the the minds... Read the full review »
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The Mission Impossible films have a good track record of being entertaining, this film doesn’t break that. What it does break is the viewer’s suspension of disbelief. Ethan Hunt has gotten himself into some sticky situations before, but the la... Read the full review »
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One of the pillars of any good movie is relatable characters. These characters don’t have to fit into a “good” or “bad” category, but the audience is supposed to find some quality to which they can relate. As far as horror films are conc... Read the full review »
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This is as real as horror gets. Is the person taking care of you out to get you? Who can you trust? Is there any way to escape? On top of all that is a story of aging, of not wanting to get old. Baby Jane lives inside her head in her glory days wh... Read the full review »
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There isn’t much to say about Gone with the Wind that hasn’t already been said. It’s a classic that has mostly withstood the test of time. A story of love and loss in the American South during and after the Civil War. The grand sets can drop... Read the full review »
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Showgirls is a horrible movie, but I find it fascinating because it’s so close to being genius. It’s like each scene is an exercise to pick apart and see how it could have worked. The Vegas excess went to the heads of the cast and crew. If Ver... Read the full review »