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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Todd Gilchrist Only Lovers Left Alive is at its most powerful, and beautiful, when it's concentrating on how the search for immortality, or life's meaning, is found not in time spent, or accomplishments achieved, but in love shared with someone else. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Todd Gilchrist A sprawling, idiosyncratic film that attempts to recontextualize the events of its predecessor, Wan's sequel is ambitious but shortsighted, creepy but cartoonish, but utterly watchable. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2013
4/5 The Conjuring (2013) Todd Gilchrist Thoughtful where its competition is glib, featuring substantive and relatable characters, and steadily-paced where most feel lackadaisical, Wan has made a truly great movie. And I'm only talking about the parts that I saw from between my fingers. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2013
1/5 Maniac (2012) Todd Gilchrist The kind of empty brutality modern horror feebly disguises as unvarnished realism, Maniac offers a literal first-person perspective in an attempt to create either empathy or complicity, but instead generates only repulsion, or more often, boredom. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4.5/5 Stoker (2013) Todd Gilchrist A visual feast whose psychosexual boilerplate proves intriguingly complex, Stoker is a born classic - a brilliant English-language crossover effort for Park that doubles as a genre-transcending triumph. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2.5/5 Stitches (2012) Todd Gilchrist Aiming for a gruesomely silly vibe that plays like equal parts American Pie and Evil Dead 2, Stitches preys on teenage foibles and clown clichés alike, offering mostly solid if not quite cult-classic-level fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 Kiss of the Damned (2012) Todd Gilchrist a significantly more mature - and sexy - take on vampire romance, approaching its subject with sophistication and sensuality even as it indulges in gore and terror that's as metaphorical as it is visceral. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3.5/5 VHS 2 (2013) Todd Gilchrist Its seven directors surpass the imagination and intensity of those in the original V/H/S, reiterating the format's importance as both a showcase for interstitial creativity between feature-length projects and a testing ground for future ones. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013