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  • My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel

    ★★★

    The 1952 adaptation of My Cousin Rachel starring Richard Burton & Olivia de Havilland is one of my favorite Gothic romances. This remake never reaches the melodramatic heights of Henry Koster's original with its closed sets, doom-laden atmosphere and stark black and white photography but it has its own appeal. Despite my misgivings, this was an involving film and the location shots are beautifully composed if somewhat static. I was especially surprised by Sam Claflin's multifaceted performance. His portrayal of a…

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★½

    A year after seeing this I've been prompted to share my thoughts so here they are: Insufferable film and insufferable director. For the life of me I can't understand how Biller has become a critical darling.

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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★

    I would have liked this so much more if it had no soundtrack, was called Maintenance by the Sea and we spent the entirety of the film watching Casey Affleck's character unplug toilets, fix sinks, shovel snow and get in occasional bar fights.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★

    The Invitation is one of the best films I've seen this year with an impressive central performance from Logan Marshall-Green. Grief and malaise run rampant in the Hollywood Hills turning a dinner party among old friends into an incredibly unnerving and flat out creepy affair. The atmosphere of dread and unease that permeate the proceedings is so thick you can cut it with a serving knife thanks to Karyn Kusama's taught direction & Theodore Shapiro's eerie score. A great slow-burn horror…