The Great Owl

The Great Owl

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Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues.

Favorite films

  • Out of the Past
  • Dr. No
  • Le Samouraï
  • The Maltese Falcon

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  • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    ★★★★★

  • The Grave

    ★★★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

  • Ghostbusters II

    ★★★½

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  • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    ★★★★★

    Months after an accidental exposure to a radioactive mist, Scott Carey, an ordinary middle-aged suburban husband played by Grant Williams, starts to become smaller. The change is minor at first, with our lead wondering why his pants and shirts are inexplicably too large for him, despite no change in his daily habits. Casual bewilderment turns to alarm as Scott continues to shrink, eventually turning into a child-sized man whose relationship with his wife has become a farce, and, ultimately, being…

  • The Grave

    The Grave

    ★★★★

    King and Tyn, two North Carolina prison inmates played by Craig Sheffer and Josh Charles, make a daring escape after they hear about a wealthy old man whose vast fortune is buried with him in his grave. Our antihero protagonists are soon reminded that, “If something looks too good to be true, then it probably is.” The backwoods characters whom King and Tyn meet along the way are also not immune to the temptations of greed.

    The 1996 horror-edged crime…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

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

    After leaving her Ohio home and her Mennonite family, Susie, played by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), travels overseas to West Berlin in 1977 for admission to the Markos Dance Academy, a prestigious school governed by a group of matrons, including Madame Blanc, a stern instructor played by Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange). Meanwhile, an elderly male therapist, also portrayed by Swinton in heavy prosthetic makeup, grows increasingly suspicious while investigating the disappearance of one of the school's former dance…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    In 1969, the landscape of Los Angeles is changing. The golden age of Hollywood is in the rear view mirror, as earnestly charismatic icons of cinema are ushered out in favor of complex antihero characters in increasingly cynical stories. The idealistic hippie dreams of peace and love are being corrupted with shady undercurrents. Through it all, however, traces of classic glamour, starstruck wonder, and ambitious hopes can still be glimpsed through the tendrils of cigarette smoke.

    Years after his heyday…