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  • Bratz

    ★★

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★½

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

  • Lisa and the Devil

    ★★★½

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  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    ★★★★½

    "Bring out the perverts."

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage was the directorial debut of Dario Argento, and it is widely credited for catapulting the Giallo movement of the 70s into popularity. And it's easy to see why. But what I find most compelling about the film is how it showcases the filmmaker's burgeoning style. More straightforward than Argento-directed films that followed, it's easy to see the little touches that would become the director's trademark -- the use of brilliant…

  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★★★½

    Nicole Kidman's performance in Destroyer is an acting masterclass. Her nuanced yet multifaceted take on her character is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and so well executed that the film doesn't really need anything else. But then comes the climax of the film, where you must reassess everything that's been shown before it in a totally different light, and that's when you realize that the film is not only finely acted, but also finely written. I was left speechless as the credits rolled. It was exhilarating to see an amazing actress at the top of her game, and a well written move that deserved her performance.

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  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★★

    “Only when we have to fight to stay human do we realize how precious it is to be us, how dear.”

    Exquisite in every way, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was — and still is — an achievement in filmmaking. Compelling from start to finish, not a moment wasted, the film is best-in-class science fiction.

  • Kill List

    Kill List

    ★★★★

    “They are bad people. They should suffer.”

    Whoa.

    Go into this one blind.

    Highly recommend.

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  • Excision

    Excision

    ★★★

    "Solely based on the definition, I don't know a teenager that doesn't profile as a sociopath."

    I expected Excision to be a film focused purely on body horror, but I found it to be much more complex than that. A little bit drama, a little bit (very) dark comedy, a little bit horror, the film navigates its varying tone without losing its way, which is a feat unto itself.

    The lead performance by AnnaLynne McCord is next level. It's clear…

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★

    "She put on that mask and scratched herself, get it? Because of that scratch, she became a demon. An instrument of evil..."

    If you're a fan of 80s Italian horror, and cheesy and over-the-top gore, you will not be disappointed by Demons. Co-scripted by Dario Argento, with a simple yet effective premise, Demons is pure joy for genre aficionados.