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  • Southbound

    Southbound 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2016

    With adherence to theme and tone, Southbound creates a consistent creepy atmosphere that doesn’t rely on jolts or loud music cues to bring the chills.

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  • Zoolander 2

    Zoolander 2 2016

    ★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2016

    It’s hard to do stupid right. As beloved cinematic dullards Spinal Tap so astutely observed, “It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.” 2001’s Zoolander was clever. Zoolander 2 is stupid.

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome 1983

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 Nov, 2012 4

    Part of Criterionucopia 2012

    At one point in David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” low rent cable TV producer Max Renn asks what Freud would say about a woman in a red dress…

    I wonder what Freud would say about a vaginal cavity in Max’s chest that has videotapes inserted into it for the purpose of mind control; oh, and also can melt people’s arms and makes for handy gun storage. If presented with this, I think maybe Freud’s head would explode like…

  • Session 9

    Session 9 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Mar, 2013 2

    "Session 9" had been in my queue for quite some time and I'm glad I finally caught up with it. Was inspired after being pleasantly surprised by Brad Anderson's "The Call" and was even more impressed with this film.

    It sets up the situation beautifully and the location is perfect. It is ominous and rundown, because it's ominous and rundown - it's not an obvious set creation. Tension builds throughout and we aren't insulted with flash cuts or cheap jump…