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  • The Awakening

    The Awakening

    ★★

    Ostensibly a ghost story, this is a load of turgid melodrama peppered with monotonous jump scares. Choppy editing and what feels like a dozen plot twists too many make this a tiresome and tedious experience.

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ½

    I don't mind violent movies. I don't mind stupid movies. But here we have a violent, stupid movie that tries to pass itself off as all meta, clever and profound. It's the filmmaker's smugness that annoys me more than anything else.

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  • Immortal Beloved

    Immortal Beloved

    ★★★

    Yo, Beethoven was def.

  • God Told Me To

    God Told Me To

    ★★★★

    This is a fascinating, unsettling, incoherent mess of a film.

    Imagine a mash-up between The Omen, The X-Files, Mean Streets and Dirty Harry, with a smidgen of Cronenberg-esque body horror thrown in just for giggles.

    The plot is barely comprehensible, but it's still quite watchable.