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  • Messiah of Evil

    Messiah of Evil

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes I think I've seen all the good films that are out there to be seen and then something like Messiah Of Evil comes along and proves me wrong. Damn, this shit is dope.

    Marianna Hill plays Arletty, a woman who arrives at an obscure coastal town looking for her father, an artist who seems to have abandoned his beach house and gone missing, leaving behind a bunch of diaries detailing his gradual descent into insanity. The more she speaks…

  • Super Dark Times

    Super Dark Times

    ★★½

    At some point in the 90s, four teenage boys go into the woods to dick around with a samurai sword. Only three come out and Super Dark Times follows the way that carrying the secret of what happened in there takes its toll on them.

    This is a really well-written film when it comes to dialogue - it's some of the most believable "teenage boy" banter I've heard and I felt like the male characters, at least, were about as…

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  • Jigsaw

    Jigsaw

    ★★★★½

    I really don't want to say too much and spoil this for anyone because it's really more fun going in knowing nothing. When the wretched Saw 3D came in after Saw VI (easily the best entry in the franchise), I was crushed, so I went into this excited but with sensible expectations. My fears were unfounded. This is NOTHING like Saw 3D. It's both a return to form - very faithful to the tropes and the spirit of Saw -…

  • Lust, Caution

    Lust, Caution

    ★★★★★

    I watch a lot of movies that feel so messy and out of control I just think "who is this for? Does even the director understand what they're doing?" and it's refreshing to feel, from the very start, that you're in the hands of someone who truly knows what they're doing. Lust, Caution is exquisitely made; not just in terms of its lavish production values but in every sense. It's cinema that knows just the right balance between opulent movie…