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  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible 1996

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2015

    Holds up as a lean, clean espionage/action thriller.

  • Vacation

    Vacation 2015

    Watched 28 Jul, 2015

    Repurposing plot points from the original and reimagining its twisted charm as a series of tasteless gags, Vacation is an insufferable experience.

    Full Review at Film Pulse: filmpulse.net/vacation-review/

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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…