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  • Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    ★★★½

    Very fun special that gives Goku a second chance and I appreciate that. I like Justin Chatwin in this, he charming without being traditionally so, he looks like he’s having fun which is good. I just don’t think I’m sold on Nardole being a new companion. He didn’t win me over in the previous special nor this one. 

    I dig the superhero angle here. It’s appropriately silly and goofy which is a good breather from the more serious series 9 finale. Two fun and silly specials in a row and they both get the job done. Now onto series 10!

  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★★★

    Very sweet and enjoyable little romp about a hundred year old immigrant being thrust into modern day Brooklyn. It hits all the angles it should with the scenario and has a ton of good comedic and story beats. I wish it would’ve gone further in the ending to talk about how everything resolved because, while the messaging is good, the messaging is simplified and that hinders the overall intended impact of the film. 
    Rogen is great in the dual roles…

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  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★★

    Part of My Italian Horror/Giallo Adventure

    The lore and reputation surrounding this film is something every cinephile has heard. It's created both an air of mystique and a fear. Many people refuse to watch the film because of the reputation, fearing that's it's just too much for them to handle. As a filmgoer that knows no fear, Cannibal Holocaust is a film that screamed to be watched, to have the experience known.

    Let's start with the good, shall we. This…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Year in Review: 2014

    This is Cinéma Pur, a work of art that can only exist within the medium of film. It eschews the traditional storytelling narrative in favor for the experience. The plot is there, the story and narrative rises and falls exist, but the film never tells you anything.

    The essence of cinema, and thus this film, is to feed the viewer with images and sound. There is no rule that dictates the mechanisms with which a viewer…