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  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★

    There's been a murder... in rural Korea. And it's up to a group of incompetent, overweight, comedy cops to solve it. But it leads them into a twisted web of black magic with all kinds of horrible things happening, the tone darkening as the film crawls towards an ambiguous climax...

    I guess I watched The Wailing in the wrong mood, if we're being generous about this. I'd had a tough week and was stressed and tired and maybe a 156…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    I swore I wouldn't bother with the Arrow 4K restoration of The Thing but then, here I am. And yeah, it looks great. Inarguably the best the movie's ever looked. It seems kinda pointless to tell you all how great The Thing is because, if you've seen it, you know and, if you've not, then you've got something amazing coming up in your future.

    I love this movie so much because it's from a very brief period in time where…

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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…