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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 May, 2016

    Like a fashion shoot directed by Count Dracula. Bloody, intoxicating, unique.

  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2016

    Andrea Arnold's masterpiece, her Night of the Hunter, her Apocalypse Now. FUCKING INCREDIBLE.

  • Hospital

    Hospital 1970

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 May, 2016

    Hospital features the greatest vomiting scene in the history of cinema.

  • Café Society

    Café Society 2016

    ★★★ Watched 11 May, 2016

    My full review at VODzilla website:

  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
  • Gloria

    Gloria 1980

    ★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2016

    Rowlands is the bomb. Bill Conti's score is a belter. The location shooting serves up NYC as a sweaty stink-hole. The kid is kinda creepy.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Feb, 2016

    A Hollywood screwball comedy with shades of Joyce and a political subtext straight from the Dialectics of Enlightenment. The studio pastiche is spot on and endearing, but there is meat on the bone too.

  • The Conformist

    The Conformist 1970

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2016

    Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1970) is a marvel of psychological cinema. It's also impeccably shot by Vittorio Storaro, with barqoue camera work, film noir lighting and the use of fascist-era modern architecture crafting an at times expressionist experience. Jean-Louis Trintignant is also excellent as a guy entombed in his own sense of inferiority, searching for something to believe in and finding that he can't muster the enthusiasm.

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Jan, 2016

    The best film ever made.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Nov, 2015

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on bath salts.

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise 2015

    ★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2015

    I'll stick with Shivers, ta.

    Also: a review of High-Rise over on me blog:

  • A New Leaf

    A New Leaf 1971

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Sep, 2015

    Fried gold.