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  • The Other Side of the Door

    The Other Side of the Door 2016

    ★★½ Watched 05 Sep, 2016

    A solid if not too surprising entry in the "parental guilt" horror genre. More than a few plot moments were a little hard to even pretend to suspend disbelief about, but some good scares, a nice central performance by Sarah Wayne Callies & a well-realized main gribblie.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Sep, 2016

    Pretty solid "confined space" 3-hander w/ possible tangential connections to the original Cloverfield. Mary Elizabeth Winsted is particularly good in this, & John Goodman does a good balance of pathetic & dangerous. It holds its tension well & keeps its nerve until the end.

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  • Tiny Furniture

    Tiny Furniture 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2012 7

    I think I'm supposed to hate movies like this, the drifty after college middle class angst movies, but I just don't. I've never seen Garden State, about which I am reasonably proud, but I do love The Graduate, I really liked Greenberg (the ultimate graduate), and I loved Tiny Furniture. I'm sure, if viewed from a certain angle, this could seem like an indie-gazing navel fest, but something in Lena Dunham's delivery of the scenario, her character, the mopey realism, really charmed me. I simply enjoyed this movie and I want to see her make more of them.

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible 2002

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2009 1

    This movie is deeply unpleasant and unsettling. It's actually a dreadful, awful experience being in its company throughout its running time. It is also one of the best films I have ever seen. Unlike Memento, to which it could clearly be compared in terms of structure, there is an actual point to the storytelling trickery, that of peeling back the layers from revenge to crime to peace. It's a fascinating way to get to know a set of characters, and…