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  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer


    It was really curious to me why after watching "Maniac" earlier this month and being completely disgusted beyond any possible enjoyment, that I could appreciate a film like this, that depicts serial killing in such a cold way. But there is something so humanist about this portrayal that feels much more grounded in our reality than a film like "Maniac".

    Maniac flips the typical slasher narrative, where the killer is shrouded in mystery until nearly the end, and instead after…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out


    Really tight well constructed murder mystery story with great performances all around (there's really not a weak link here acting-wise), but I can't help but think the political message of this film is kind of ill conceived, especially since Marta is constantly at the mercy of her rich white employer and is ultimately only able to liberate herself and her family through being cited in his will, so that even in Harlan's death she is indebted to him. Marta ultimately…

  • It



    Not at all bad, but very derivative of the classic teen movies that I'm tried of hearing about. It feels very pandering in the way that it feeds off of nostalgia and the popularity of Stranger Things (which is in general much better). The characters here are pretty underdeveloped and there were lots of really obnoxiously cliched things. I feel kind of bad because I'm definitely making it sound like I hate thing movie, which I don't. It was a…