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  • Nocturne

    Nocturne

    ★★★½

    There are so many things I love about this film: its style, photography (diopter early in the film), mood, soundtrack and piano. I am a pianist and am excited anytime I see a story that features a musicians, and this one just about arrives there.

    My issue with Nocturne is its weak execution, and uncertain motivation. Why does Jules want to play? Is this a story of competition with her older sister Vivien? I wasn't exactly sure, and the Faustian…

  • The House at the End of Time

    The House at the End of Time

    ★★★½

    I nearly gave up on this movie thirty minutes in, and I had much of the mystery figured out about halfway through, but overall this is a charming piece of horror cinema with a shit-ton of Luciferian / Freemason symbolism throughout.

    The performances are strong, and the characters likeable.

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  • The Turning

    The Turning

    ★★★½

    So, after watching the overrated Haunting of Bly Manor, I read the Henry James novel and then decided to watch the film release from earlier this year - and wow, I really liked this movie. I expected a complete train wreck after seeing a number of reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised by the tension and creepy psychological aspects of this movie.

    I sense there is a deeper meaning with the horses (Kate's desire to be free), the girl floating…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    David Lynch loves the art of film, and like a true artist has just about created his own sub-genre and it is near impossible to compare to any other director. Like Kubrick, Lynch assumes his audience can think for themselves and doesn't need to explain every nuance. Is this film fantasy? Is it a parallel universe? Near-death experience? Drug-induced delusion? I think I know what it all means, but I could be wrong, and you know what, I don't need…