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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★½

    Its hard to express how disappointed I was in watching this film. Yes, I know I shouldn't compare it to the original - one of my absolute favourite horror films of all time - but even on its own two legs (or should I say 'stumps'?) Guadagnino's Suspiria was a mess. And it had so much potential for me to enjoy! Witches are my favourite horror motif, artsy euro-blend settings usually tickle me, and it had my gal Jessica Harper…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★½

    Upon my most recent second rewatch of this gorgeous film, I've decided that its time I gave it a proper review, despite my thoughts barely having changed since my first viewing of it. I think The Handmaiden is a near perfect film in almost every respect. Usually one would go over the cinematography, the acting performances, the editing, sound design, etc. in their review, but let's just assume these are all top notch so we can explore a more finer…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    I'm ecstatic to say in my review of Joon-ho's 'Parasite' that it lived completely up to its hype. And I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to see it in theatres (despite having a sore throat at the time). Other reviewers have made this comment, but my first thought upon exiting the film was "How can I describe this to my mates?". And the only real answer is that you can't - its a total mind-twisting genre-defying masterpiece of…

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    ★★★★★

    One of those rare few films which I have nothing to critique on. Fantastically original use of the camera to portray locked-in syndrome, seamless editing between the various flashback sequences dispersed throughout the film, and believable performances from each actor who would have had to adapt to speaking to, rather than in the presence of, the camera. I'll certainly be picking up the book to read. 4.85 hairy toes on my left foot out of 5