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  • Synchronicity

    Synchronicity 2015

    ★★½ Watched 04 May, 2016

    It looks real pretty, and I'm almost sure if you work through the plot it operates smoothly and everything matches up, like the precise machine it was meant to be. I just don't care to think too deeply about any of it.

  • Term Life

    Term Life 2016

    ★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2016

    Actually mentions and pokes fun at Vince Vaughn's ridiculous hair, but never fully embraces the wackiness of it. Goes for hard-boiled mood instead and misses the mark.

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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…