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  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill 2006

    ★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2016

    Promising start quickly dissipates into ashy thin air. WARNING: contains barbed-wire hysterectomy

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep 1945

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Jan, 2016

    Screwball'd noir

    Woman in row front of me belly-laughing at people getting shot obviously watching something else. Where do I find that cut?

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  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves 1956

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Dec, 2013

    Underseen prime Aldrich that predates MARNIE and VERTIGO in which the suspense is made from working through human trauma. Noirish shadows and Aldrich's fractured mise-en-scene reflects its protagonists' psyches.

  • Like Someone in Love

    Like Someone in Love 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    Communication breakdown...
    It's always the same.

    Suffocated by the city, states of statis, and even the cinematic frame, people are playing their parts (and others), unable to say what they mean or mean what they say. A violent interuption shatters the facade and even the film itself.