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  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

    ★★½

    Not exactly vital viewing except for the scenes with Tony Todd, especially the devastating flashback sequence near the end. He is such a magnetic presence, in part because he is unbelievably gorgeous.

  • Gosford Park

    Gosford Park

    ★★★★

    As talkative as any Altman film, only to better show the way in which money keeps structures of power in place when the elaborate language of domination that comes with them slips... The film subverts the tropes and expectations of the murder mystery to unmask a world where it doesn't matter who did it, since a much bigger crime on a much bigger scale is taking place.

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    Having no experience at all with horror/gore cinema and even less so with horror franchises, I started watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre without any idea of what to expect at all, except maybe that I'd feel a strong desire to turn it off during the gore scenes. This did happen during the first murder sequence, where the cruelty and suddenness of the killings profoundly disgusted me. The matter-of-fact-ness of the scene however also filled me with a deep sense…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ½

    I wish I was dead