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  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★★

    If memory serves, my reaction to this on watching it a second time last night was precisely opposite my initial reaction to it. On first watch, I was most impressed with how it ended - the slow build felt right because the last 10 minutes were so explosive, even if the slow build was in fact slow. However, on this watch, I was extremely taken with the mood and atmosphere of the slow build, and ultimately disappointed by the ending.…

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★★

    Genuinely stunning. The visual FX in this are just astounding. Combined with some of the best direction and editing of action I've seen in quite some time, it's truly spectacular and made me feel like STAR WARS used to as a kid. It's just so damn cool. It's not the deepest or the smartest movie, and is full of Cameronisms - it's very much a February movie. But in the best ways - I loved the melodramatic teen drama as…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★★

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

    I couldn't help myself. I'm going to be watching this again in a week or two for my podcast, but when it popped up as the first thing on my Netflix last night, I had to watch it again for the 4th time.

    This movie holds up to repeat viewings so well. All of the performances are really fun and get funnier and more interesting the more you watch it and invest in their individual stories. And the movie is…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    One of the most solid, exciting movies of 2017. A descent through Dante's Inferno complete with lighting that gets pop-tartier the deeper we go. At every turn the movie presents our characters with the most interesting challenges they could possibly face, all at an incredibly swift, yet even pace. I was sucked into this very quickly and it never let up its grip until the end credits, which suddenly moved me in a way I was not anticipating.

    Pattinson, Safdie,…