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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Possessor
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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  • Desperately Seeking Susan

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

  • The Humans

  • Luca

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  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    Desperately Seeking Susan

    Slightly disappointed by this. Judging by the poster and LB banner, I’d always assumed it was a film about a burgeoning friendship between Arquette and Madonna, but they’re totally separated throughout the film in favour of a kinda lame mistaken identity comedy. I thought it would be more interesting as a film about Madonna’s allure - even though she’s not playing herself, but still playing a cool Madonna-type - and Arquette looking up to her and seeing her as a…

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

    Bonkers film. Carpenter goes all out with horror fun, but its most terrifying idea might be Sam Neil's slow realisation of living inside a novel, or on a more macro level, that we might have no control over our own lives and are at the mercy of some higher power with no free will of our own. The scene where Neil keeps trying to drive away and keeps getting put back on the road into the town with the mob…

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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Von Trier apparently got the idea for this film while battling depression and he definitely nails that feeling with the character of Justine. During the first half of the film, the wedding, her own wedding, the happiest day of their lives for most people, she forces out toothy grins and fakes happiness ("I smile, and I smile, and I smile") but in the end can't fake it any longer. She leaves her wedding to put her nephew to bed, to…

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The manifestation of sexual repression up close. Real close. This is probably my favourite Haneke film as of right now. Just a scary, brutal, unflinching look inside the mind when it's hunting for pleasure above all else.

    Piano teacher Erika, in her forties, still lives with her overbearing mother who we see tear up any of Erika's clothes that she considers too revealing or "gaudy" as she puts it. Erika is constantly focused on her teaching, pushing her students to…