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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★½

    Lesley Manville is a god!! Sipping that tea, telling everyone what's up! Vicky Krieps is sensational, and seemed completely at ease and unintimidated. Daniel Day-Lewis was pretty good, too :) Perfect casting, all around.

    The film moves along a bit aimlessly at times, but it's always gorgeous to look at. Some scenes (looking at you, new years eve countdown) are particularly memorable -- the kind that you wait for in anticipation when rewatching a film.

  • The Running Man

    The Running Man

    ★★

    "Here lies Sub-Zero, now, plain zero." Come on, Arnie!

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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…