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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    The definitive film on the Vietnam War era United States. Few films in existence have ever conjured images this powerful. And an absolute masterclass on sound and production design.

  • Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always

    Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always

    ★★½

    The performances are really good but overall I just didn’t buy what Sam Levinson was selling here.

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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★½

    An absolute failure as an adaption. The first film had its flaws but was at least true to the spirit of the work. Chapter Two reinvents the novel as a corporate fake woke message about acceptance and friendship. In stark contrast to the book’s bitter portrayel of innocence lost. All of the weird cosmic elements of the book are either ignored or reduced to something barely recognizable. I should have known when Chapter One ended with the kids beating the shit out…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    I never thought I’d find a movie that seamlessly melds two of my favorite aesthetics: cold haunted austere formalism (Haneke, Aster, Kubrick) and lyrical pseudo-vérité realism (Safdies, Baker, Kiarostami) but Glazer was able to do just that. 

    I’m trying to write this review but just keep writing and deleting incoherent paragraphs heaping on praise. So I’ll just say this: if you’re interested in a nearly silent, plotless, philosophical sci-fi horror film, with an amazing lead performance, a form that pushes the…