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  • Holy Motors
  • Under the Skin
  • Blow Out
  • The Devils

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  • The Black Cat

    ★½

  • Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

  • My Dear Killer

    ★★★½

  • Shock

    ★★★

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  • The Black Cat

    The Black Cat

    ★½

    Not even the cat attacks are that good. Incredibly boring. However, the bit where a woman catches fire and stumbles about for a full minute screaming and melting before throwing herself out a third story window… that was good. However, a Fulci movie just shouldn’t be this deadly dull. Noticeably inferior to Argento’s spin on the same material.

  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

    Favourite bit; the priest pointing the statues away from each other.

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★

    Nia DaCosta’s CANDYMAN is THE BEST CANDYMAN. 

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is electrifying, Colman Domingo is superb. In fact, everyone’s great. And what a relief to see a horror properly develop its themes in the third act, instead of just collapsing into CGI… 

    This Candyman enriches and expands upon the original.

    See this movie!

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★

    Very strong “guy directing himself” energy.

    Cliche after cliche, and never less than thoroughly superficial.

    Professionally shot & edited.

    Most of these two stars are for Johnson, who for her own part can make this slush pile material work without much visible effort - a testament to her sheer star wattage. Brad Garrett is also good in a step-father role where he sadly has little to do.