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  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    "its differences from Prom Night – especially the addition of a supernatural frame and surreal hallucinatory sequences (as Vicki is gradually taken over by Mary Lou) – are precisely what make it such a good sequel. This is no dull retread of the original, but something – for all its derivativeness – that feels fresh and new. It is also, at times, very funny.

    Meanwhile, as Vicki emerges from herself as a confident, forward woman who knows exactly what she wants, the twinned fear and desire of female sexuality is what makes Prom Night II dance to the contradictions of its own times."
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  • Gemini

    Gemini

    "a merger of Cold Weather‘s mumblenoir and LA neo-noir: a light and low-key affair led by a laid-back amateur sleuth who, despite repeated assertions about her powers of recall, is remarkably slow to work out whodunnit."
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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…