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  • A Page of Madness

    A Page of Madness 1926

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2016

    I need another viewing, at least, to process this. The combination of surreal imagery and the complete lack of intertitles makes this feel more like a half-remembered dream than a movie I watched a few hours ago. Definitely worth checking out for horror fans, though - it's genuinely creepy, and while it's maybe too obscure to have served as a direct influence on other movies that deal with madness, it shares DNA with them and would make a fine double bill with Shock Corridor in particular.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Oct, 2016

    My only real complaint is it gets kind of old how all of the peripheral characters in this movie only (and constantly) talk about Conal Cochran. But then, he is kind of a big deal.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 8

    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…