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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    I laughed. I cried. I marveled.

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★

    Brian De Palma continues to recreate the work of Alfred Hitchcock in melted cheese and Skinemax sleaze.

    Predictable outcome. Stagy direction. Terribly miscast male lead.

    But so much Goddamn fun.

  • Dry Blood

    Dry Blood

    ★★★½

    Slow creeping dread until the batsh#t crazy 3rd act that will leave you disturbed for days.

    Don't say I didn't warn you.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    The only thing more unnecessary than the first 30 minutes of Suspiria is the last 15.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★½

    Makes H20 look like Ernest: Scared Stupid.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    The feel-good comedy of the summer has arrived.

  • Planet of the Vampires

    Planet of the Vampires

    ★★★½

    John Carpenter's THE THING + Ridley Scott's ALIEN = Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    "Somewhere Lon Chaney is smiling upon all of us".

    Thank you, Guillermo del Toro.
    A director who truly respects the classic monsters.

    We didn't need a dark universe. We didn't need the monsters to turn into the Avengers. We just needed one guy who remembered what made them great in the first place.

    Universal, take note.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★½

    Dear Universal,

    You're doing it wrong.

  • Victor Frankenstein

    Victor Frankenstein

    ★★★

    Given the scathing reviews, I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed this. A very interesting spin on the old story with lots of affectionate homages to the classic Universal film series.

    Problematic third-act. Problematic monster. Problematic CGI monkey.

  • Legacy of Rage

    Legacy of Rage

    ★★½

    Bride of Chucky Director Ronny Yu helmed this Hong Kong Action epic released in 1986. This was the only Chinese action film that Brandon ever made.

    The fight scenes are incredibly brutal and almost cartoonishly over the top and gory. See a young, angry Brandon Lee seek revenge as he impales thugs on his fist and caves in mobster's heads like they were made of cardboard. It's incredibly satisfying for fans of 80's action and/or horror.

    Shout Factory's DVD release…

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★½

    The "feel-good" slasher movie of the year. I absolutely loved it.

    Heart, humor and horror all coming together in a murder mystery version of "Groundhoug Day".

    My only complaint is that they do not use the 50 Cent song that plays over and over again so effectively in the trailer. Reading an interview with the director, he explains that the song was too expensive so they created their own track.

    I hope someone puts together a fan edit that restores that song as her cell phone ringtone. The movie would be better for it.