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  • The Promise

    The Promise

    ★★★½

    Viewed the mini-series "Storyville" version of "Killing for Love", followed by the the movie version, which I presume is a slightly edited version of "The Promise". A fascinating ode to the power of editing - the former is a bloated, meandering mess that makes the story feel less compelling than it actually should be, and spends far too much time on secondary players. The latter is much tighter, presents events in a slightly different order, and is much more focused,…

  • Killing For Love

    Killing For Love

    ★★★½

    Viewed the mini-series "Storyville" version followed by the the movie version, which I presume is a slightly edited version of "The Promise". A fascinating ode to the power of editing - the former is a bloated, meandering mess that makes the story feel less compelling than it actually should be, and spends far too much time on secondary players. The latter is much tighter, presents events in a slightly different order, and is much more focused, thus presenting a highly…

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  • Non-Stop

    Non-Stop

    ★★★

    Genre: Liam Neeson

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    Hoop-tober 2015 bonus film 9

    Revisiting, updating and bettering well-troden horror tropes, Mitchell's It Follows is an excellent fusion of plot and character development with visuals and sound, and is one of the best horror films of recent years.

    The idea of an unknown force terrorising and killing teens has been central to the slasher genre since its rise in the 70s, and often this is linked to sexual activity. Traditionally, such films can be read as being conservative in…