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  • Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2013

    While I will politely disagree, I can completely understand why many may put this film off as frustrating or simply hold it with extreme bias. This is easily Refn's boldest and most unusual entry; with heavy symbolism and subtext, minimal dialogue, and a morally off-kilter cast, Only God Forgives appears as a sort of neon-soaked, metropolitan nightmare that does not dare explain itself. I was among those who were genuinely mesmerised by its eerie qualities; and if that's wrong, then I truly don't want to be right.

  • The Thing 2011

    ★★½ Watched 19 May, 2013

    In a way, I genuinely wanted to like this, even with it being a typical modern remake (or 'prequel' in this case). However, it just offered very little flair, both on its own and in comparison to its predecessor, like that of a delinquent son to a successful father. It makes an effort, but drops the ball.

    One of the first things taken into account is that it almost entirely avoids the atmosphere and fear of the 'universe' it takes…

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  • Silent Hill 2006

    ★★ Added

    A blind man's rendition of the source material.

  • House on Haunted Hill 1959

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2012 2

    With a plot that is emulated and even parodied time and time again, House most certainly solidifies the traditional horror form, filled with atmosphere, tension, and intrigue; and of course, no matter what, Price always manages to wrap around an eerily quirky character with ease. With only a 75-minute running time, this is a rather short and sweet entry.