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It Follows
It Follows (2015)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It may go wandering a little in the final third, but it still nails you to your seat throughout. Beautiful score, amazing cinematography, great performances, plenty of tension and dread. See it in the theater if you can.

V/H/S: Viral
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The first V/H/S had three great segments, the second had only one, and this one has two. Viral continues the fine tradition of a completely pointless and draggy framing sequence, but adds ham-fisted social commentary to the glitchy mess. Once you suffer through that, though, the first two shorts are fantastic. "Dante the Great" brings real magic to its fight scenes, and "Parallel Universes" brings old-fashioned gross-out practical effects to a darkly funny sci-fi tale. The third segment, "Bonestorm," is as bone-headed as its name, trapping the viewer with three bone-headed skateboarders for what feels like an eternity. It's amazing to hear that a segment was cut from the movie--could it possibly have been worse than Bonestorm?

V/H/S: Viral has an equal hit-to-miss ratio, but the high points are high, and it's worth a look. For a more consistent experience, though, check out ABC's of Death 2, which delivers far more than its predecessor.

V/H/S/2 (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The only one of these shorts worth seeing is the last one. It keeps to the single-camera, found-footage ethos and delivers great character work before spinning into a sphincter-tightening alien abduction story. The other shorts are varying degrees of incompetent, predictable, and just plain dull. The highlight everyone's been touting, Safe Haven, is 20 minutes of stultifying build-up, five minutes of genuine scare, and then a ridiculous end with a hilariously awful monster lumbering around. If you removed two of the weaker segments of V/H/S and put that fourth segment from V/H/S/2 in, you'd get a pretty awesome movie. As it is, this one is far more misses than hits, and the admittedly uneven V/H/S is far better.

Macbeth (1971)
4 years ago via Flixster

One of the best Shakespearean interpretations, with all the gore, sex, and spookiness that Shakespeare would have thrown in if he could have gotten away with it.