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  • Detour

    Detour

    ★★★★½

    The universe doesn't care, it'll just keep on amorphously looking back at you.

    One of the earliest, and best, looks at the enormity of cosmic indifference pitted against us humans put to film. Tom Neal plays the poor colossally screwed Al Roberts who along with Ann Savage's Femme Fatale Vera wander while hitchhiking across country (first sign of horrible things to come) into a twisted web of bad luck, pitfalls, and facepalming decisions. The two’s chemistry along the way goes from abrasive to insidious. Though made during WWII that post-war noir cynism that would dominate the 50's cinema is readily apparent here.

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★½

    Unbreakable was a character drama that happened to be a superhero/villain origin story. Split was a horror/slasher movie that surprise! turned out to be set in that comic book universe. Now with the twist-revealed team-up what trick(s) does Shyamalan have up his sleeve? Well, certainly a few things that you’ll certainly have a strong opinion especially being fans of the other two films. 

    Shyamalan’s best work depends on genre subversion without his audience knowing they’re watching one, usually done through…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Not since It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has a person dressed in a sheet ghost costume moved me so dearly.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★

    At this point you should know wether your sensibilities and movie tastes are aligned with the surreal, weird and disturbing mind of Nicholas Winding Refn. If you thought 'Only God Forgives' was crossing the line, you ain't seen nothing yet in this morbid depiction of the fashion industry. Elle Fanning is superb as Jesse a small town girl looking to make her name in the tinsel town high-end fashion world. After being recognized for her unique 'look' she begins her…