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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★

    In my not so humble opinion Tarantino's best film by a very small margin. Talking like a couple of inches. I’ve grown out of my Tarantino phase not too recently and so I am overly critical of his films now. I’ve moled over his work and been fishing around on his favourite films and just when I thought QT was finally becoming boring for me. He pulls me back in when he comes up with a film that was literally…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    I had watched this film when I was a kid, at that time, how could I have possibly known how the perpetual nature of memories as narrative would spark my interest in pure films like Solaris then stoke the flames for my even more habitual appetite for movies as a constant cerebral escape. They all seemed one and the same when I finally returned to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    The revisit felt full circle. The film that really…

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    Sam Raimi’s movie magic at its peak. Almost perfect! Now, a lot of this is nostalgia, but I take pride in growing up on Raimi’s films. Evil Dead 2 is literally the first real horror film I watched. His first Spider-Man had such an effect on my that when my parents rented it from Blockbuster I refused to watch it. They sat down and enjoyed a filmic genius at the peak of his powers while I sat behind the sofa…

  • Someone's Watching Me!

    Someone's Watching Me!

    ★★★

    It has been a minute since I watched something that really got to me other than rewatching certain films. Either I am losing interest in film or I am having a bad stroke of luck watching films that are just not for me; and so, I went to one of the masters. John Carpenter. In hoping he’d pull me out of this. He did, even with such a simple thriller-made-for-TV outing that kept me guessing. Loved his camera movement in…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Structurally Suspiria is a film about the fable of witches, but screw structure, because this film is really about two things; suspense and the tools to which films can achieve it without killing it. Whether you like Argento or not -- if this is the first of his films you’ve seen, you must know he just does not achieve anything higher – you can dream, but this is the only Argento film I like and that may be a unpopular…

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★★

    Defying the laws of narrative and film Richard Kelly weaves a tale of what death can be; acceptance. The moment can also be a vortex in the screen of a horror film or the stroke of genius in letting Donnie Darko revel in a mad world of his own. Searching for the unknown. Without dissecting the many threads woven inside it, there is a large piece of the film missing which keeps it from being the catastrophe it could have…