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  • Amityville II: The Possession

    Amityville II: The Possession

    Not a great movie, but miles better than the first film. Very dark and no fun at all. Essentially the evil house helps manifest all the underlying family issues of the newly moved-in family, so all the unsaid resentment is brought out into the open, and snowballs into domestic violence, incest, and murder. I wonder how influenced this was by The Shining, it has a lot of similarities theme-wise. The second half barely has anything to do with the Amityville…

  • Curtains

    Curtains

    The movie was fine, it needed a better editor. But it gets a soft recommendation for the scene where the killer chases down their victim while ice skating. I'd like to see Michael, Freddy, Jason, or Ghostface do that.

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  • 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…

  • 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…