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"Goodnight, Mommy"  - Predictable, Surprising, Haunting, and Dispassionate

“Our mom wouldn’t do that.”

Can a movie be both predictable and good at keeping you guessing? Seems a little contradictory, but there sits “Goodnight, Mommy.” It’s both a typical contemporary horror movie with plenty of torture and weirdness, albeit more in the early Haneke vein than “Hostel,” and genuinely eerie and suspenseful. 334 more words

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"Jurassic World" is a half-hearted, limp blockbuster (3.25/5)

Jurassic Park is a film I admire more than I love. Much like how I feel about Citizen Kane, I can recognize and appreciate the massive effect… 654 more words

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"American Sniper" lacks an edge, point of view (3.25/5)

Over the last few weeks, America has tripped over itself to see Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. Demolishing January box office records with ease and focusing on a rather controversial person of interest, it isn’t surprising the film has crafted a divisive schism between disparate political pundits. 644 more words

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Film Shots: Godzilla and The Interview

Godzilla (3.5/5)

There isn’t a movie monster as big as Godzilla, both figuratively and literally. It’s amazing, though, that a movie creature this destructive and awesome has been absent from our theaters. 916 more words

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