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  • Blair Witch

    Blair Witch 2016

    ★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2016

    The original Blair Witch Project established, not only the groundbreaking style of found-footage that's plagued theaters for nearly two decades, but that the creepy labyrinth forest isn't too different from the murky dark digital landscape we have created for ourselves.
    Blair Witch acts as a sort of remake, but only because it retreads these ideas, but exaggerates the distortion caused by urban legend and digital documentation alike. It's reflected not only by the "glitches", but also in the distortion of…

  • Of Unknown Origin

    Of Unknown Origin 1983

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2016 2

    Part of an impromptu challenge that Neal, Nathan, and I put together.
    See You Next Wednesday Challenge
    - A Horror film based around an animal

    A yuppie gets pulled deeper and deeper by a goddamn rat into the most degenerate and hopeless version of himself. Achieving an obviously Ahab-ian relationship with a rat, Peter Weller creates a persona based on defeating the root of all of his filthy and unsavory problems.

    I've personally felt the same way Peter Weller's Bart.…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.