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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

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    Film #1 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
    Task #5 : Film featuring a psychic!
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    This is one of those films that make me wish I was born earlier. I wish I could walk into a cinema in 1980 and sit down to watch this without knowing anything about it. Unfortunately, I can't do that, so I had to settle for a midnight screening in my living room, courtesy of TCM and my DVR.

    The reason I…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★½

    "It doesn’t think. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t give up. IT FOLLOWS."

    One of the best taglines for one of the best horror movies of recent years. It Follows has such a simple premise, it almost feels familiar - like a camp-fire story or urban legend which everyone has heard - and yet this film still feels wholly original.

    A big reason it feels so fresh is its musical score, my favourite element of the whole film; a mix of…