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  • Lifechanger

    Lifechanger

    "Lifechanger may initially present itself as an idiosyncratic spin on the slasher, but it is ultimately a tragedy, tracing one man’s very gradual realisation that what he had always deemed “necessary” was in fact a matter of moral choice, with a guilt attached that will survive as long as he does. Not only is the film set around Christmas, but it is also concerned with a man born again, and again, and again – but this old soul, rotten within as much as without, is doomed from the start to destroy what he loves and to lose himself."
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  • Chaw

    Chaw

    "Amidst so much knowing pastiche, to accuse the chase through a mining railway, or the climax in a disused factory, of being clichés would be to miss the point. Indeed, predictable cliché, as well as its preposterous subversion by an array of unpredictably oddball characters (including a talking dog!), would seem to be precisely the point. This is tusk-sharp stuff – although perhaps not quite enough so to warrant its duration of nearly two hours, by which time the CGI/animatronic behemoth skirts dangerously close to becoming a crashing bore… "
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  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People

    "...down in the basement the film's dual status as indie buddy movie and psychological horror converges into one. This climactic sequence, unbearably tense but also profoundly moving, takes friendship to its outer limits, while presenting the most alarming aspects of mental illness in the most sympathetic of lights."
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  • Nymphomaniac

    Nymphomaniac

    review from Film4 (slightly altered)
    www.film4.com/reviews/2013/nymphomaniac

    Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.

    Review:
    "Fill all my holes, please."
    It is perhaps not as catchy as the line "Chaos reigns" from Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009), the first film of the so-called 'Trilogy of Depression' (which Nymphomaniac closes) - but nonetheless it is a line repeated several times by the heroine…