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  • V for Vendetta
  • The Fifth Element
  • Heat
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • La Vérité

    ★★★★½

  • Panic

    ★★★½

  • Bacall to Arms

  • To Have and Have Not

    ★★★★

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It might have been something I noticed only since Baby Driver in particular but Edgar Wright's films have rhythm and I love that. Barely 15 minutes in or so and you get a neon sign flashing different colors which are changing with the beat of the song playing and that's not the only way in which colors are special and important in Last Night in Soho.

    Edgar Wright's latest film is such a stylish enterprise that its title font and…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

    Talk about a 2021 film that would actually deserve the subheading "Let There Be Carnage".

    It seems that Carpenter and son can do no wrong when it comes to scoring, or making any music really, because this yet again renewed Halloween theme mixed in with distinctly more pounding iterations of classic melodies greatly adds to the mood and approach that this sequel is going for.

    Tieing these modern-day events to a 1978 flashback that uses a lot of footage from…

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  • On Dangerous Ground

    On Dangerous Ground

    ★★★★

    A distinctly unique film noir that starts out routinely in the big city with a cop described as a "gangster with a badge" who's been on the force too long for his own good and then it puts him in a completely unfamiliar environment for an assignment where he's supposed to help out with the chase of a young girl's killer.

    There's a strange sense of melancholy about the film once he's going up north and into the snow for…

  • Suspicion

    Suspicion

    ★★★★

    What nerves of steel Joan Fontaine's character must have in this with all the emotional ups and downs she is subjected to and is subjecting herself to in this whirlwind romance. She's either in high spirits, enjoying the love she gets from Cary Grant's character, or sunken deeply in despair when she suspects him of being a liar, a cheater and quite possibly a murderer.

    The tension, as is typical Hitchcock, is kept so high throughout that you can't help…

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  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    ★★★★

    An Indonesian rape and revenge film that somehow feels less exploitative and more grounded than comparable genre-fare. Also, it's not as visually dark and depressing as one might expect from such material but rather glary.

    It's definitely a mood-piece because the film relies heavily on its images along Marlina's journey and is therein definitely akin to the western genre, which also applies to the plot, which is pretty straightforward and without too many twists or turns. Some might take away…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    This film shouldn't work.

    The title basically tells you exactly what kind of a story you're in for. It brings a plethora of expectations with it and, even if you just heard the trailer during previews you'll have picked up on a couple of spoilery details and of course there's a lot of invisibility lore to draw from under the guise of this title (a lore, which I'll actually plan to catch up on, courtesy of an Invisible Man films…