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  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Stromboli
  • Splatter: Naked Blood
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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★½

    Titane bisects into two tonally disparate halves. The first is mostly carnage, acts of fetishism, and bodily breakdowns. It all spawns from the prologue: an inciting trauma, singular in its impact on Alexia, the protagonist, yet simultaneously indicative of other presumed, off-screen traumas. As an adult, Alexia spirals into a frenzy foregrounded at the interplay of flesh and metal (evocative of both Ballard/Cronenberg and Tsukamoto). The latter half of the movie addresses the consequences of the first, unfolding as an…

  • The Last House on the Left

    The Last House on the Left

    ★★★★

    This is something of an aesthetic precursor to Texas Chain Saw, fusing documentary and horror aesthetics as social commentary. Both movies are products of profound rage and national disillusionment, though Craven's film is more explicitly political than Hooper's. It feels like an indictment of everyone: the lost hippie youth who've turned their backs on any manifesto of "peace and love" and the older generation taking refuge in the violence of tradition. Craven shows neither mercy nor sentimentality towards either party.…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    The idiot in front of me took out his fucking phone and rated this 4/5 on LB halfway through the FUCKING world premiere of this movie.

    (It's pretty good btw)

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★½

    When a Tilda Swinton character feels boring compared to the rest of the characters, you know you have something special. Brad Pitt dominates this film, and makes us all ponder the security... of our shit.