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  • City Hall

    City Hall

    ★★★★

    On the role of city government as a necessary affair marked by a whole lot of genteel gaslighting

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★★★

    Still one of the best horror films. A treatise on the persistence of evil

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  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★★

    This is still haunting me a day after re-watching. It's always Brad Dourif's screaming that flashes in my memory, or a large, pastel field with a black giant tracing across it; his sudden appearance and predatory, hawk-dive into relentlessness. Taylor-Compton's maligned performance registers as what it is: the portrayal of a wreck of a person, her innards so carved out that it could only inevitably be filled by darkness. Like a long epilogue to the first film, by re-stating their…

  • Monkeyshines, No. 2

    Monkeyshines, No. 2

    ★★★

    The character was much more developed this time