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Split

*Contains Spoilers*

If you gave up on M. Night Shyamalan a long time ago, I don't blame you. After years of mehs and misses, he made an unexpected return to greatness with the (underrated) 2015 film TheVisit, which has stuck with me after nearly two years. When I saw the trailer for Split, it was obvious that it was right up my creepy alley. Not only do I love a good horror film, but I've been fascinated with multiple personality disorder since I was a kid. That's normal, right?

Split is another worthy addition to the horror/thriller genre, and you can thank James McAvoy for most of that. His acting is well worth the watch, even when other aspects of the film fail.

Basic plot: three high school girls are kidnapped from a parking lot by Kevin (McAvoy), a man who possesses 23 (?) personalities, some of whom are more dangerous than others. His victims are Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy from The Witch), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson, Edge of Seventeen), and Marcia (Jessica Sula, Honeytra…

Sherlock Season 4: The Six Thatchers

*Spoilers*

The Six Thatchers

It's been a long time since I made the effort to watch a show as it aired, rather than binge-watch it after it's over, but Sherlock is a special exception. Despite being a fan of pretty much everything Sherlock Holmes, however, I've always had a small gripe with this particular series, the main reason being that it's cocky. I've said this in previous Sherlock reviews, but I'm saying it again because it's been so long. So long. Too long. Regardless, it hasn't changed, but I always manage to forgive them. But I never forget, just like I'm never going to forget this episode.

The Six Thatchers refers to six statues of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which took me longer than it should have to realize. While there's a nice blend of mysteries to be had, the main focus turns to Mary in this episode. After finding out about her past as an assassin, we finally get a better glimpse of her life before becoming Mr…