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  • Braindead 1992

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 11 Oct, 2014

    It had been long enough since the last time I watched this that I'd forgotten about the kung fu priest; I laughed as hard at that scene as I did the first ten or twenty times I watched it as a kid.

  • Vamp 1986

    ★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    This is a blast whenever Grace Jones is onscreen, but curiously uninteresting the rest of the time. I'm totally down for "After Hours with vampires," but that premise could make for a much more entertaining movie than this (though I did enjoy the constant pink-and-green color palette and lighting).

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  • Eyes Wide Shut 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 7

    One of my fondest moviegoing memories is the collective groan a frustrated opening weekend audience let out as Stanley Kubrick's elusive final film cut to black. It's a fair response, as Eyes Wide Shut deliberately upends our expectations; it's a movie that was sold on the promise of raunchy sex scenes featuring its then-married leads, but while there's plenty of skin throughout the film, the sex is as cold and alien as Crash (the Ballard book/Cronenberg film). I've heard a…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Oct, 2012 2

    Took a break from horror to watch this last night with a friend who hadn't seen it; at the end, she said that it was very sweet. It was the fourth time I've watched Drive, and it struck me this time how much it's a film about loneliness. All of the audacious style, every beautifully composed shot, the incredible action sequences and moments of shocking violence, the amazing soundtrack, everything that makes Drive so memorable hinges on two characters, divided…