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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    Original Title: Hereditary
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Horror; Drama
    Director: Ari Aster
    Writer: Ari Aster
    Main Cast: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

    The emotions that I felt while watching Hereditary I would call unparalleled: while it isn’t scary in a contemporary way (there are barely any jumpscares and no monsters or ghosts), the amount of dread that keeps building up the longer it goes on is insufferable, so much so that I often found myself having…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Right now I got to tell you about the fabulous, most groovy experience of the year:

    74th Venice Film Festival. The man himself, Edgar Wright, was a member of the main jury. Knowing that, I set out immediately to see him, and on my first day (August 30th) I saw him with the rest of the jury members (including Annette Benning and Rebecca Hall). I was stunned, and stood still, with my mouth wide open. I thought it could never…

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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★★

    Original Title: The Terminator
    Year of Release: 1984
    Genres: Action Horror; Thriller; Sci-Fi
    Director: James Cameron
    Writer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd
    Main Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Winfield

    A relentlessly-paced action-horror film, with an iconic unstoppable baddie, and great duo of heroes. It's a shame that Linda Hamilton's and Michael Biehn's careers never really took off, for their performances here are fantastic: she shows great complexities similarly to Jamie Lee Curtis' performance in Halloween,…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    Original Title: Halloween
    Year of Release: 1978
    Genres: Horror; Thriller
    Director: John Carpenter
    Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
    Main Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Nick Castle

    One of the best and most influential horror films of all time, especially in the slasher subgenre. A shapeless creature, as unsympathetic as it is menacing, always lurking in the background. The tricks that are played on both the audience and the characters are great, always keeping you guessing…

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★★

    Of all the movies that are premiering here at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, this is the one I was most excited about. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance set during the Cold War.

    The undeniable star of the film has to be del Toro’s crew: the makeup and special effects used to bring the creature to life…