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  • Shadow in the Cloud

    ★★★

  • Parasite

    ★★★★★

  • Knife+Heart

    ★★★★½

  • Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★

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  • Shadow in the Cloud

    Shadow in the Cloud

    ★★★

    This movie is one of the most forthrightly stupid things I've ever loved. It's a great time and I'm constantly impressed by the fact that it makes the dumbest, least-intuitive decisions at every possible turn. Respect.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    There’s a shot in Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite where patriarch Ki-teak (Kang-ho Song), posing as a chauffeur, is driving the wealthy Mr. Park around on the highway while musing about how important it is for a driver to be good at the small stuff: smooth cornering and shifting gears. I don’t think it’s intentional on the writer/director’s part, but he’s praising himself here. Bong’s direction in Parasite is so precise, so smooth, that he shifts gears – comedy to thriller to…

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  • The Mortuary Collection

    The Mortuary Collection

    ★★★½

    I watch the anthology horror Trick R Treat nearly every Halloween. Few anthologies manage to strike quite the same balance of humour and horror as that one, which makes it a perfect movie to screen with pals or even on your own. To me, it’s a stone-cold classic.

    Well move over, Trick R Treat. Ryan Spindell’s The Mortuary Collection is here to give you a run for your money. With a fantastic framing story featuring one of my favourite actors,…

  • Late Phases

    Late Phases

    ★★★

    Though they've never been my favourite horror antagonists, werewolves have gotten a bad shake over the past few years. Showing up as little more than an excuse to get overly buff Magic Mike meatheads to shed their shirts and howl in teen-horror fare like Twilight and True Blood, it's hard out there for a lycanthrope.
    Breaking modern werewolf conventions at every turn, Late Phases is a somewhat fresh take on the moonlit creature-feature. Moving the setting to an unlikely one…