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  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • The Vanishing
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • Prince of Darkness

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  • The Eternal Daughter

    ★★★★½

  • A Band Called Death

    ★★★★

  • Hellraiser

    ★★½

  • The Woman Who Wasn't There

    ★★★

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  • The Ninth Configuration

    The Ninth Configuration

    ★★★★★

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    "The Ninth Configuration" (1980)
    * dir: William Peter Blatty
    * Psychodrama / Comedy / Life-Affirming Lunacy
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    "I believe in the devil alright, and you know why? Because the prick keeps doing commercials."

    Phenomenal pitch black comedic satire with a soulful bone-deep ideological ennui, full of warped and frequently combative dialogue exchanges that effortlessly ricochet between absurd, deranged and profound. Densely written while still being infinitely quotable, evocatively staged and filmed like a modern gothic…

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★★★★

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    "Sunshine" (2007)
    * dir: Danny Boyle
    * Science Fiction / Adventure / Theological Thriller
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    "At the end of time, a moment will come when just one man remains. Then the moment will pass. Man will be gone. There will be nothing to show that we were ever here. Nothing but stardust."

    ...aaaand sometimes, you just feel like rewatching your favorite film of all time.

    Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" is one of my most personally treasured…

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  • The Eternal Daughter

    The Eternal Daughter

    ★★★★½

    "The Eternal Daughter" (2022)
    * dir: Joanna Hogg
    * Drama / Mystery / "Persona" For People With Crippling Social Anxiety And Unresolved Trauma...So, Ya Know, "Persona"
    [ ★★★★½ / ★★★★★ ]

    This movie manages to tap into two of life's greatest horrors: the anxiety of knowing you have to politely complain about something to a stranger at a service desk, and having the waiter/waitress repeatedly come to your table at the most awkward possible of moments.

    Move aside, spiders. Shove…

  • A Band Called Death

    A Band Called Death

    ★★★★

    "A Band Called Death" (2012)
    * dir: Mark Christopher Covino & Jeff Howlett
    * Documentary / Music / Why Is Kid Rock In This? And Don't You Dare Say "Because Detroit"!
    [ ★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    Okay, but maybe they actually should have just changed the name.

    I get sticking to your convictions, but YEESH.

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  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★★

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    💀 NUMBER SIXTEEN 💀
    💀 TWO FROM YOUR BIRTH YEAR (1987) 💀

    "Prince Of Darkness" (1987)
    * dir: John Carpenter
    * Horror / Dread / Getting Donald Pleasance To Say "Pure Evil" Again
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    "Our logic collapses, at a subatomic level, into ghosts and shadows."

    "There is truth in flesh."

    I'm so happy to be seeing the overwhelmingly high scores for this one all over Letterboxd lately as people rediscover or watch it for…

  • Alice, Sweet Alice

    Alice, Sweet Alice

    ★★★★½

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    #Hooptober8

    💀 NUMBER TEN 💀
    💀 EIGHT DECADES (1970s) 💀

    "Alice, Sweet Alice" (1976)
    * dir: Alfred Sole
    * Horror / Mystery / Covered In Blood And Dragging Yourself Screaming Into The Rain
    [ ★★★★½ / ★★★★★ ]

    "Parents so often don't know their children as well as they presume."

    "I don't want to rush you, but Mass starts in 5 minutes."

    Okay, so this thing is entirely out of its goddamn mind.

    "Alice, Sweet Alice" has such a…