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  • Hellraiser: Deader

    Hellraiser: Deader 2005

    Watched 14 Mar, 2015

    This is the third of these in a row that has a "whodunit" plot structure, which is really the dumbest way to go with a Hellraiser sequel. I don't know who did it, but I'm going to guess that Pinhead was somehow involved. Also the third in a row to rip off Jacob's Ladder, but without the atmosphere or pathos or the sense that anyone involved gave a shit.

  • The Fifth Element

    The Fifth Element 1997

    ★★★ Rewatched 14 Mar, 2015

    It's time to admit to myself that I'm just never going to love this movie. I love looking at it, I love Gary Oldman and I adore Leeloo Multipass, but I'm just not crazy about the rest of it. I wasn't into it as a teen, and I've watched it a couple of times since to try to understand the cult following it's developed, but Bruce Willis is miscast as a wide-eyed romantic, the plot is something I might have…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    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

    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…