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  • Do the Right Thing
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Society
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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  • Lord of Misrule

    ★★½

  • The Brothers Grimm

    ★½

  • The Taste of Things

    ★★★★½

  • Deathstalker II

    ★★★

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    In the aftermath of having seen Hereditary last summer, I became aware of this film from an interview with Ari Aster, who cited it as one of his biggest inspirations as a film maker. I've been lingering on the recommendation since, and finally committed myself to checking it out. It very well lives up to the expectation.

    The graceful, lingering camerawork is wonderful, sweeping across gorgeously detailed sets, saturated in color. It perfectly captures the feeling of watching a stage…

  • Society

    Society

    ★★★★½

    Reviewed as part of the 50 Years of Horror Challenge. You can find my list here if you'd like to follow along!

    Though it happened to be by pure chance that I watched Society, I don't think I could have picked a more perfect potential double feature with my last watch, Dead & Buried. Besides their practical makeup effects and 80's style, both films feature a suffocating sense of isolation in a setting that is actually full of life, and establish…

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  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    ★★★★½

    Lesson #22 of my Winter of Classics II.

    It's a bit of a running joke with people that know me that I often say I'll get to things "eventually" or "one day". I feel bad about it sometimes, but I really do intend to get there, sometimes it just takes a while. Anyway, my cousin recommended this to me nearly 20 years ago, and yeah man you were right, great movie.

  • Monolith

    Monolith

    ★★★★

    Love a good single location film; great atmosphere anchored by Sullivan's rich lead performance. Goes in some directions I didn't totally expect, but pulls together in the end to create a fulfilling thematic conclusion while leaving room for conspiracy theory ambiguity if you want there to be. Would pair well with the likes of The Vast of Night or Broadcast Signal Intrusion.

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  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★★

    Reduced me to a child, hand over my mouth, tears in my eyes, a pit in my stomach. Surreal and familiar in the same stroke, liminal horror existing at the crossroads of comfortable, mundane surroundings and everything we can imagine might be in the darkness on the other side. It leaves you anticipating the revelation, begging to see something that might reduce the horror with its tangibility, but when it finally begins to reveal itself you can only shrink and cower and plead with it to stop.

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, I just burst into tears at the sight of two animated bears hugging in a theater packed full of children.