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  • Scarlet Diva

    Scarlet Diva

    ★★½

    Messy, but endearingly unabashed and heartfelt. Not remotely surprised to learn Argento had to be talked out of the inclusion of a bestiality scene. Things I didn't notice the first time through: in the Harvey scene, Asia indicates her character's guilelessness by absently wandering into a potted plant.

  • Kissing Candice

    Kissing Candice

    ★½

    Belatedly discovered McArdle has been primarily known as a music video director, which makes perfect sense; she exhibits obvious care in her shot composition and use of colour, and as of yet no particular facility with narrative.

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  • Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor

    ★★

    Taliban fighters are ignominiously dispatched in gloriously juicy splatters; our protagonist's comrades valiantly fall in majestic slow-motion. All that's missing are insert shots of awed, teary-eyed observers. Hooyah.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★½

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

    Second viewing; holds up great (aside from the obvious narrative holes such as Suspect With Biggest Axe To Grind Evading Suspicion In Abduction Of Vehicular Homicide Girl - though on the other hand, now that it's all the rage I look forward to the plot hole-filling prequel which valiantly explains how Lang's blind character might've sought her out and captured her in the first place). Firmly on #TeamPvtJoker with regards to Alvarez's facility in establishing the house's geography.