I Finally Made Myself Watch The Exorcist, and I Did Not Leave Without Hope

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Each October in Logan Square, a Chicago neighborhood where I used to live, the Logan Theater does a run of late-night showings of classic horror films. Hundreds of people turn out to see movies like The Shining and Halloween on the big screen, queuing up at the ticket booth even in the wee hours on a weeknight. They buy 16 oz PBR Tall Boys with large popcorns, yell out answers to pre-film trivia, and laugh. The joyful, boozy, and communal mockery of these films’ campiness is part of the f … [Read more...]

"There Will Be Blood" Makes Good on Its Promise

"There Will Be Blood" Makes Good on Its Promise, and Startles in its Depiction of Evil Manhood … [Read more...]


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