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ANNIHILATION

One of the main things I love about horror films is the overwhelming sense of dread they can make you feel. I love going through the same emotions the characters are. Constantly uneased and tense, with an odd feeling forming in my stomach anticipating what could happen next. An […]

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BLACK PANTHER

My biggest problem with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and with a lot of blockbuster filmmaking in general, is that it’s all so cold and calculated. Films that should be exhilarating and exciting are instead micromanaged and focused grouped to death, stifling creativity and resulting in bland end products. Sure, MCU films […]

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THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

Cloverfield was a perfectly fine, entertaining found footage monster movie. That’s all it ever was, and all it ever should have been. We never needed a sequel, and we certainly didn’t need it to start a connected universe with other films… yet here we are. In 2016, eight […]

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THE SHAPE OF WATER

For me to be a fan of a director, they don’t have to consistently put out great, or even good films. Probably the biggest thing I love most about watching a film is seeing a director’s vision come to life in the most creative way possible. Guillermo […]

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THE POLKA KING

Here we go again. Another film “based on a true story”, but this time it’s not a drama, or some political thriller. It’s a goofball comedy. Comedies based off true stories don’t often work for me, as the comedy is often way too over the top and unrealistic, […]

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MOLLY’S GAME

Screenwriting and directing are two completely different beasts. Writing a great screenplay requires an immense amount of craft and skill, but it’s a different kind of skill than what directing requires. Writing a good story is writing a good story, but actually bringing it to life visually with cameras, actors, […]

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2017 – YEAR IN REVIEW

Another year has come and gone, which of course means there were a lot of films to see. A lot of great ones, a lot of terrible ones, a lot of average ones. It’s just like any year, so just like any year, I have a list […]

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THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Ah, don’t you remember the joy of being a child? You had hardly a care in the world, only wanting to have fun and explore the world that seemed so huge and colorful. No matter what horrible things may have surrounded us, such as poverty, death, abuse and […]

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INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Back in 2011, the creators of two of the biggest modern horror franchises, Saw and Paranormal Activity, teamed up to give us a whole new horror film… that really fell flat on its face. Yes, I’m talking about Insidious. It’s a shame, because I think the first hour of Insidious is one of the best modern horror […]

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DARKEST HOUR

I’m pretty sure that Gary Oldman is my favorite actor ever. No matter the project, whether it’s being directed by Francis Ford Coppola or by some hack, the man always gives it his all. His all is never terrible, though. Even in the worst films, he can sometimes be that one […]

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