Laurie Strode

Laurie Strode

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"You know it's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare, huh?" - Sheriff Bracket

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  • The Myth of the American Sleepover

    The Myth of the American Sleepover

    ★★★★½

    Now this is my kind of coming of age. There isn't any like it I've ever seen. A refreshment of nostalgia. An adolescent, pubescent slice of white suburban insecurity. It's difficult to put into words the insurmountable strangeness of the film. It's a straightforward script to be clear, but the effictiveness of its simplicity, the natural performances from each character, and malaise of daily life is captured beautifully.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★★

    I refuse to believe I'm the only fucking guy who thinks Get Out is way too highly regarded, and that meanwhile Us is The Godfather of sophomore features. Lupita creating a new slasher villain right before our fucking eyes. That couldn't possibly be a hot take.

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  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    After Hours

    This is a film set in a dream. A horrible, no good, horrifying, dangerous nightmare that doesn't end. Our protagonist, a quaffed looking yuppie, has a relentless bit of bad luck, and can't stop the cycle of unlikely encounters and absurdist, dare I say Lynchian, story beats.

    As dark as Comedies can get, there's something wholly refreshing and uniquely distinct to Scorsese at this point in the mid-80's. It's a forgotten masterpiece by the master himself and you people be sleeping on it.

  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe

    ★★★★½

    As always true with anyone celebrating their birthday, I chose the family film. What my family didn't realize was that that family film would be Killer Joe.

    Long story short, they've disowned me.

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★

    I'm not so much a fan of this as, say, Scanners, but Videodrome is much more esoteric than anything Cronenberg accomplished at this point. He experiments with high concepts, bending logic with impressive, impressive practical effects, and a James Woods performance for the ages. The story takes it's time to worm it's way to your head and even longer for you to piece it together, but nonetheless it's a great film that truly showed Cronenberg's master direction on full display. Without a doubt, one of the best Canadian directors of all time.

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★★

    Pieces of a Woman is a tender portrait of a woman slowly fading into depression, with the best performance I've seen this year in Vanessa Kirby.