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  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

    A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 May, 2016

    Second time watching this, and first time at home.
    I was curious to see how something this slow, deliberate, and non narrative, worked at home vs in a cinema mid film festival.
    Turns out, starting this at 12:30AM in a dark living room, over-tired and a bit buzzed, was just the right time and place.
    Broken up into 3 distinct sections, we follow Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (aka Lichens) first as he wanders around a hippy commune in the Estonian…

  • Destroy All Monsters

    Destroy All Monsters 1968

    ★★★ Watched 16 May, 2016 1

    Somehow I'd not seen this until now.
    Camp, fun, etc, etc.
    I rather liked all the miniature work, it brought to mind a lot of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson stuff I loved as a child and helped the non kaiju move along at a decent pace.
    And yes, Godzilla & crew smashing the shit out of everything is still aces.

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  • The November Man

    The November Man 2014

    ★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    Old distinguished Bourne vs young good-looking Bourne.
    Fun enough, if highly derivative spy action-thriller.
    Nice to see an older guy kicking butt but not looking like a 'roided out monster.

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Apr, 2015

    The best , most scary, thing since, well, ever? Nope. Well shot, nicely crafty, unsettling at times and, yes, scary? Yup.

    Also, for the first 2/3 of the film that little kid was in a dead heat with the girl from Jurassic Park for "Most Annoying Child on Screen Ever".