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Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • GoodFellas
  • RoboCop
  • The Dark Knight

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  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

  • Stalker

    ★★★★★

  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    ★★★½

  • The Roads Not Taken

    ★★★★

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

    The first act of this is honestly some of the best MCU solo content out there, at least as far as the movies go. Nonstop, sustained action shot a lot grittier than the usual Marvel movie, and the fights really looked like they hurt. Since they've glossed over so much of this character and her backstory in the other films, there's a lot going on the first 10 or 15 minutes in particular and it just doesn't let up. The…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Ooh man, I'm gonna have to sit with this one for a bit. Basically there's a new Stalker game coming out and I've always wanted to check out the franchise, so that was kind of the impetus of all this. Last week, I read Roadside Picnic the book that this film and the game are based on and had a blast. Knowing the reputation of this film, I was expecting the book to be very dense, literary, and slow, so…

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  • Trauma

    Trauma

    ★½

    Yeeeeeeeeiiiiiiikes. I'd hear Dario Argento fell off after Opera but having enjoyed his contribution to Two Evil Eyes I'd at least hoped it would at least been on that level. There are many reasons this isn't good, so I'll just go down the line.

    The first real issue I noticed is that this simply feels like it could have been directed by anyone. This is apparantly the only full-length film Argento completely did in America (though he had previously done…

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    Assault on Precinct 13

    ★★★★½

    This is John Carpenter's Zombie movie. Like, sure it doesn't have actual zombies in it, but it's about as good a remake of Night of the Living Dead as you can get. You've got a disparate group of people holed up in a single building as a huge, unknowable, unfeeling horde tries to get in, and there's someone so hysterical over the death of a loved one that they're in a state of complete catatonia. Just replace zombies with gangs…