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  • The Golem: How He Came into the World

    The Golem: How He Came into the World

    ★★★★

    Hooptober Se7en/Horroctober 2020

    Hmmm. I watched this on Amazon with ‘Full Sound’....it turns out the full sound is a full dialogue reading and a sort of Goblin-esque score. I’m not convinced that this was the original intention circa 1920. Anyway I’ve decided to rate this based on what I saw and not what I heard. Which is a superbly constructed piece of expressionism, overtly stylised but beautifully realised. If I ever watch this film again I’ll seek out the original version.

  • Death of a Vlogger

    Death of a Vlogger

    ★★★½

    Hooptober Se7en/Horroctober 2020

    I’m a real sucker for this sort of thing and Death of a Vlogger plays nicely with the faux-doc/found footage tropes. The less you know going in the better.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Well its a modern masterpiece, isn't it? One that gazes fondly to the past yet looks to the future. It is emotive, but one of La La Land's greatest strengths is its relative subtlety; its actually a lot more restrained than you might expect going in. It borrows from Demy, Donan and others with glee yet it never apes them and it stands on its own merits, of which there are plenty. The songs, the score, the long takes, the…

  • The Blob

    The Blob

    ★★★½

    Hooptober Se7en/Horroctober 2020

    HOOPTOBER

    1 film with a movie theater in it (1/1)

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    And with this I completed the core challenges for this years #Hooptober. I think I’ll leave it there as I have seen The Witch Who Came From the Sea and I am sticking to first time views this time around.

    I really should have seen The Blob before, somehow it slipped the net. Classic B-Movie nonsense about a blob of something or other that slowly consumes…