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  • The China Syndrome

    The China Syndrome

    ★★★★½

    A very underwatched film from the insane film-year of 1979.

    This realistic, suspensful thriller about an incident in a nuclear powerplant in South California and a group of news reporters doesn't let you down scriptwise. Everything here feels justified and no stupid action is taken just to move the plot forward. Of course I'm no expert on atomic energy but it seems to me the plot is also technically sound, which is a nice deviation from the usual Hollywood movie.…

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★½

    There is not a lot I can say about this movie that hasn't been said a hundred times before. It certainly looks gorgeous and it's unbelievable this came out in 1948 and not 20 years later. There are some visual effects that really make you wonder how they were done back then.

    I wish I could give that same praise for the story. But I really can not. In the beginning I got confused because so many people get introduced…

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  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★★½

    I kinda knew what I was diving in because I've read a lot about splatter movies years ago without actually watching them, but that movie was a few levels crazier than I could imagine beforehand. I expected a more coherrent plot throughout, maybe a more standard revenge flick or something like that. What I got was a black and white industrial nightmare. I can't really explain what I just saw, but I don't think you are supposed to. Just enjoy…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What can I say about this? It's completely bonkers, maybe even a little bit too much for my taste. While I still enjoyed it pretty much, it felt to me like it couldn't decide between being a realistic horror story and a comedy movie. It gets crazier every minute and the films keeps playing it straight, only putting in some jokes every few scenes. Also the character of Paul didn't act coherent throughout the run time. At the beginning it…