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  • Ms .45

    Ms .45 1981

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2016

    Visually remarkable, there is hardly need for any dialogue, everything is told with images. Set in the 80s, the story could have been about a big city in America today. Zoë Tamerlis plays the mute, a complex and memorable character who gets a kick out of her vengeance. This is a woman who just wants to be left alone.
    The scene of the street harassment is realistic and reminded me of the recent viral video "10 Hours of Walking in…

  • The Craft

    The Craft 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Apparently the lead is not the girl from Gilmore Girls. The opening 45 minutes are especially enjoyable, the second half is a bit over the top.
    There are weaknesses, such as the showy SFX scenes in the middle of the film that hardly serve any purpose, the floating body, hair color change, and walking on water scene.
    The story threads involving lovestruck Skeet Ulrich, the racist blond girl, and the dream sequence were handled quite well, where there was an…

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome 1983

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Sep, 2012

    Could be David Cronenberg's most important, visionary, and ambitious work. A cult film that is disturbing and visually grotesque, so not for the faint of heart.
    Thought-provoking, not least because the film is a window into the future: Freely available information, avatar names, the limits of satisfaction and entertainment, the effects on your surroundings and on the mind of watching violence, sex or torture, and whether entertainment is at the expense of something more worthwhile. Does viewing kill our brain…

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927

    ★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2016

    So many versions available on YouTube so I decided to go with the official dvd from the library. The score fits well for a thriller and particularly the chase ending stayed with me. I liked the cinematic approach to storytelling, pulling coat up over face, handcuffs, portraits on the walls, and so on. An impressive trick is when the family look up and we see the lodger (worm 's eye view) restlessly walking alone in his upstairs room. Thematically the same old from Hitchcock, this time in silent.