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  • Malignant

    ★★★

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    Storywise, it’s a good ride, so that’s enough to carry this mess.

    The first 2/3s is like a car crash of ideas and visuals, where it’s a red-bathed giallo one minute and then a Spielberg 80s creepout and then a nu-metal torture porn cop thing. The Ring, Darkman, Firestarter, throw it all in there. Why would a cell phone get inference like an old computer monitor? Do all houses in Seattle have giant industrial fans in the attic? Why’d they make the bad guy look like the guitarist from Slipknot?

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    If I end up turning into a Nicolas Cage Guy, I promise I won’t be annoying about it

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  • Werewolves Within

    Werewolves Within

    A bunch of unfunny assholes yelling at each other.

  • Zola

    Zola

    Lots of bold direction and an absolutely sparse score from Mica Levi, who renders the menacing digital groans of ca. 2015 rap music as thick daubs of paint.

    Pretty annoying to have the Alamo Drafthouse tell everyone to silence their devices when this film is just constant i-don't-even-know-what-brands-of-phone chirping and buzzing. There are so many amazing shots and moods in this film that it drives me nuts that so much of it is mediated through cell phones. It's a personal…