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  • The Servant

    The Servant 1963

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Apr, 2016

    I had already been captivated by Dirk Bogarde in Providence before I sought this out for the first time, after which he was firmly cemented as one of my favourite actors. He has the charisma and screen presence that so few actors have (I would say probably only he and Alain Delon command the screen so much). His performance is 90% of what makes this film so goddamn good. He's just so fecking amazing. And ridiculously goddamn hot, which is…

  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch 1991

    ★★★★ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2016

    I think I appreciate this film more than love it. It's so well crafted and clever it's hard to not like it. Still, I don't have a particularly strong personal connection with it although I still love it a lot for just being a great film. I can't imagine anyone but Cronenberg being able to make a film like this. It blends reality and fiction and paranoia and surrealism amazingly well. The effects are also pretty amazing. And I've always found Peter Weller oddly attractive in this.

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  • Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth

    Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth 2000

    Watched 31 Jan, 2014 1

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  • Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

    Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla 2013

    ★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2014

    I was expecting more of a horror film going into this, but found it was really more of a black comedy with some horror elements. We follow Warren Thompson as he goes about a regular day and he’s obviously a very lonely man and possibly a little crazy. He’s very soft-spoken and has a limp, and fits the mold of an introverted character that’s going to go off the rails at any moment. It’s somewhat cliche, but Maynard’s performance prevents…