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  • In Fabric

    In Fabric

    ★★★½

    Second viewing; no change -- this seems endlessly rewatchable to me; I'm already eagerly anticipating the inclusion of the Dentley & Soper TV advertisement -- which doesn't quite reach the heights (or irresistible earworm properties) of Halloween III Silver Shamrock jingle, but features the singularly mesmerizing image of the beckoning salesladies enticing (luring?) us -- as an extra feature on a Blu-Ray release that can be played in a loop. Although this film has been described in some circles as a…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★½

    Sofia Boutella has one of the best movie freak-out scenes since Isabelle Adjani in Possession (which I believe Noe explicitly namechecks during the opening segment, if I'm not mistaken). A number of TIFFgoers have described the film as tedious, but I'm actually sort of itching to see it again.

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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.