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  • Hard Boiled
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Too Old to Die Young
  • Under the Silver Lake

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  • Quiz

    ★★★★

  • Soft & Quiet

    ★★★½

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    ★★★

  • Reprise

    ★★★½

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  • Quiz

    Quiz

    ★★★★

    "I really do think it's a googol, but I don't know what a googol is."
    – Charles Ingram, 2001

    If you don't want to watch the miniseries, check out the actual footage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBWR0I9LbOQ
    However, the three episodes of QUIZ are worth seeing for the fantastic performances by Matthew Macfadyen (SUCCESSION) and Michael Sheen (FROST/NIXON) alone.

  • Soft & Quiet

    Soft & Quiet

    ★★★½

    Some might say that several character decisions felt forced, even illogical at times. But some might also underestimate the power of group dynamics, hate speech and manipulation. Anyway, watch SOFT & QUIET with little to no knowledge of the synopsis. Only then, or let's say particularly then, the film will unfold its full impact. This is a gut-punch of a directorial debut.

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  • The Seventh Curse

    The Seventh Curse

    ★★★★

    THE SEVENTH CURSE reminded me why I love Hong Kong cinema so much! It's a completely bonkers RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK rip-off, including fast-paced martial arts, cheesy monsters, fun gore and make-up effects, nudity, reckless stunts, and Chow Yun-Fat firing a bazooka at a rubber monster. Yep, this is great fun from start to finish.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

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    Film #12 of 45 - Cinemonster's Hoop-Tober 6.0
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    THE LIGHTHOUSE is a masterclass in sound design, cinematography, and acting. It has an early David Lynch and Roman Polanski vibe, H.P. Lovecraft references, fragments of Andrei Tarkovsky's SOLARIS, and more than once Ingmar Bergman's THE SEVENTH SEAL and PERSONA went through my head. Robert Eggers (THE WITCH) shot the film on 35mm, using the 1.19:1 aspect ratio including vintage lenses designed in the 1930s, which creates a second-to-none atmosphere. It's both terryfing and fascinating, consistently expressionistic and nightmarish, equally surreal and absurd. A descent into the human psyche. Masterpiece.