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‘Get Out’

We’re five months into 2017, and I still haven’t seen a better movie than Get Out. Director Jordan Peele’s blisteringly smart, phenomenally tense film blends everything from body horror to social commentary, sneaky comedy to A+ performances. It’s honestly the total package of a movie, in a genre where we don’t always expect this kind of excellence.

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‘Alien’

Did you go see Alien: Covenant this weekend? Take advantage of this Ridley Scott high you're on and check out the original. Alien was made in 1979, and it is STILL one of the scariest things ever put to film. "In space, nobody can hear you scream," the tag line said. You could say the same about watching Sigourney Weaver try to outrun that... Read more

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‘Split’

The less you know about Split going into it, the better. James McAvoy plays a character with 23 different personalities who kidnaps a trio of young girls. It's an M. Night Shyamalan movie, so expect a tightly produced suspense tale with some surprises along the way, but it's McAvoy who's the real show here. He's always been one of the best... Read more

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‘Kill List’

Fresh off a disastrous operation in Kiev, former solider Jay struggles to provide for his wife, Shel, and their son, Sam. Out of options, Jay and his military buddy, Gal, become hit men for hire. While carrying out 3 murders for a creepy new client, Jay and Gal are shocked by the bizarre reactions of their victims who thank the contract... Read more

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‘Prevenge’

All credit to writer/director/star Alice Lowe for this inventive film about a very pregnant woman who gets orders to kill seemingly from her unborn baby. Lowe makes for an unlikely serial killer, but she sells her character's derangement without ever losing her as a flesh-and-blood woman with feelings and fears. It's a fiercely... Read more

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‘The Eyes of My Mother’

This gripping, intense, and gorgeously filmed horror movie tells the story of a young girl who witnesses her mother's murder and then grows up to act out a kind of retribution in bizarre, obsessive, and violent ways. This was deservedly nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for its stunning black-and-white photography, which the horrific... Read more

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: ‘Passion’

Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old this week, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by indulging in some of the best episodes of the series. Passion, the seventeenth episode of the second season, took a dark turn and showed us that no one was safe. While Jenny searches for a way to restore Angel's soul, he continues to... Read more