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  • Hush

    Hush

    ★★★½

    drink wine and live longer

  • Frankenstein Created Woman

    Frankenstein Created Woman

    ★★★½

    Part of my new year's resolution to get through my stack of owned but unseen films. (#13/225).

    Non-CGI Peter Cushing stars in this Hammer horror gem. A rather bizarre and weird gem, it must be said!

    Baron Frankenstein (non-CGI Peter Cushing) is a genius. Together with a local doctor he performs experiments with the dead and brings them back alive. He even does it on himself.
    But there's more, much more to this rather complicated plot. When a local boy…

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  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★½

    This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
    The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★★

    I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.

    Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a…