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  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★½

    🎬REVIEW: I enjoy quirky. But this film is so quirky..and sometimes it works. But there’s just as much that doesn’t. The cast are great & there’s some really funny dialogue and exchanges. But the pacing is sooo languid, with scenes that long outstay their welcome. Time is spent on subplots that don’t work with characters we don’t learn anything about. I admire its uniqueness, but the horror & the zombies have absolutely nothing new or particularly interesting to say. Plus there’s meta…

  • Annabelle Comes Home

    Annabelle Comes Home

    ★★★★

    🎬REVIEW: finally, after the disappointing Curse of La Llorona & The Nun, the Conjuring Universe is back on track. It doesn’t have the smarts or elegance of Annabelle Creation, and certainly not The Conjuring; but what it does have is scares. It’s like a funhouse of horror, with the doll used just enough & a myriad of ghosts, creepy toys & demonic forces. I loved The Ferryman (pretty terrifying) the hellhound not so much (silly and out of place). The three girls are…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    🎬REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal gives a blistering performance in this dark brooding satirical thriller. Very well shot & scripted, with great support from Riz Ahmed & Rene Russo. 
    🎬NEW WATCH OR REWATCH: rewatch

    🎬BEST SCENE: first on the crime scene
    🎬MVP: Jake Gyllenhaal 
    🎬QUOTE: "I’d like to think if you’re seeing me you’re having the worst day of your life.”

  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    ★★

    🎬REVIEW: a fun premise & talented cast let down by a weak script & pedestrian execution. It all looks pretty & its an easy watch for a lazy afternoon. Just a shame its a comedy without any jokes.
    🎬NEW WATCH OR REWATCH: new watch
    🎬BEST SCENE: don't touch the murder weapon
    🎬MVP: quality cast
    🎬QUOTE: "I'll put it back."