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    HoopTober 6.0 #15: 6 Countries (Denmark/Sweden)

    What is a witch? In the popular imagination, a witch is a practitioner of black magic, a consort of the devil, a crone of wicked intent who cooks infants and flies astride a broom by night. If your husband inexplicably falls ill, why, it may be a witch - but be wary the one you accuse does not accuse you right back. If you can't produce tears on cue, you might be a witch,…

  • The Devils

    The Devils


    HoopTober 6.0 #8: 1 film where the men and women of the church are having a bad day

    Good grief, where to begin? I guess I can say that this nicely fits the Hooptober prompt, because the men and women of the church are having a very, very, very bad day.

    The Devils is a horrific assault on all the senses. It features sequences of depravity and cruelty that showcase the absolute worst of humanity. It's also kind of fucking…

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  • King Kong vs. Godzilla

    King Kong vs. Godzilla


    Now this is more like it! Original Godzilla director Ishiro Honda returns to direct the third entry, following his own film and Godzilla Raids Again. Honda's original entry was a somber meditation on Hiroshima that also happened to have a giant monster. Raids Again featured a giant monster battle in the first half and not much else in the second. Here, Honda gets the pacing down right: though we don't get a true smackdown until the final ten minutes, the…

  • Godzilla Raids Again

    Godzilla Raids Again


    The first sequel to Godzilla, this one ditches the commentary for monster fights. The first half is a lot of fun and features Godzilla vs the most comically inaccurate ankylosaurus you could imagine. The second half turns into a bit of a snooze fest - they just don't have the new formula down yet. Later entries will give Godzilla more of a reason to fight (here, 'zilla and "anguirus" are just already tussling the very first time we see them)…

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  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood


    I miss Sally Menke. I will not pretend to understand exactly what she brought to Quentin Tarantino's filmography - I have only fuzzy ideas of what an editor does and how he/she does it. I could not describe to you the rhythm of a scene or a film, except to say that I can feel when it is off. And Tarantino, when he was working with Menke, was never off.

    His films since her passing have had a shaggy, shapeless…

  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill


    Dare you dare you double dare you

    I've seen Silent Hill a number of times - this is probably my fourth or fifth viewing - and every time, I'm reminded of its inherent contradictions. On the one hand, the dialogue and the performances are often wooden, the exposition is mind-numbing, and the Sean Bean scenes, forced on director Christophe Gans by the studio, are dull as dishwater (his original conception of an all-female film sounds much more interesting, and indeed,…