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Get Out
Get Out (2017)
24 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This film came as the biggest shock to me in recent horror history. At first look, the film looked like a pandering and insensitive play on race for the sake of horror. Did Jordan Peele prove us wrong. Get Out wasn't only a psychotically demented tale, but a societally profound one in terms of nihilism, power, and race. A much unexpected gem and a gold star for the genre.

I don't feel at home in this world anymore.
24 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This film was nihilistically biting and genre-bending from start to finish. The feel of a modern neo-noir thriller disguised as a cynical comedy, excelling in both respect. A ton of fun and darkly insightful, for those with a taste for both the macabre and the outlandish. Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey have the wit, chemistry, and intellect to carry the heavy existential weight of this film, and it works perfectly.

The Lego Batman Movie
43 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This entire film is absolute gold. It packs more satire and jabs at DC, Marvel, and other franchises than any other film has ever done. (I'm looking at you, Deadpool.) Its blunt self-awareness and its sharp-wit-per-second pacing made it absolutely fantastic and unprecedented for comedic animation. A wet dream for die-hard Batman fans (and even Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fans, because this movie throws everything at you). The LEGO Batman movie will undoubtedly resonate more with older audiences due to its satirical use of Batman's history and backstory. Like The LEGO Movie, it shouldn't work, but somehow it does masterfully.

Don't Knock Twice
47 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Basically a modernized b-horror version of The Witch blended with The Babadook and dashes of Insidious and even Nightmare on Elm St. Great atmosphere and tension but mediocre execution of a formulaic plot that has become all too familiar for the genre. Its moments of true creepiness made it macabre entertainment, but unmemorable for the most part. However, I will give the film credit for its solidly dark ending.