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  • The Omen

    ★★

  • Vampyr

    ★★★

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

  • Spirits of the Dead

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  • The Omen

    The Omen

    ★★

    My younger sister might be among only a handful of people on the planet to have both not seen The Omen and also not be aware of its more famous cultural touchstone moments, so my mother and I rewatched it with her, and all it accomplished was reminding me that I've never liked The Omen and think it's overly serious for something incredibly silly. Damien doesn't even DO anything, everything surrounding him just amounts to others thinking he has bad…

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

    Deserves to be in the same essential horror canon that Halloween and The Thing get placed in. Maybe the only horror film to offer commentary on a meta level that isn't mainly jokes or tired shots at the slasher genre. In these times what ARE you supposed to do other than sit in a dark theater and laugh while the world outside devolves into chaos?

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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    Best scene had to be where the team threw every existing copy of the original Ghostbusters film into a volcano and celebrated the newly formed matriarchy.

  • The Queen

    The Queen

    ★★★½

    Really fascinating look into a pre-Stonewall drag pageant-it doesn't dwell heavily into the motivations behind the contestants or any bigger claims about why these pageants exist, which is fine because it focuses instead mostly on the logistics of putting on the show and that's more interesting.

    Crystal LaBeija (famously the founder of the House of LaBeija, which fans of Paris is Burning will recognize) appears only briefly toward the end but is instantly the most memorable and quotable part of…