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  • The Stendhal Syndrome

    ★★★★

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  • The Stendhal Syndrome

    The Stendhal Syndrome

    ★★★★

    Late period Argento is typically written off as lesser works done by a director past his prime. It happens to the best of them, especially when his heyday was punctuated by numerous classics that defined a style. I haven't seen anything past the 80's so I enter this period with trepidation ,but also with some optimism.
    If THE STENDAHL SYNDROME is any indication it looks like my fears might not be justified. I found it to be as engaging as…

  • The Marvels

    The Marvels

    My overall patience with Marvel is now officially over. I haven't been truly inspired to see any of these films since ENDGAME but if something, anything, perks my interest I dutifully show up. For the first time I was so annoyed that it might be tough to get me back.
    The previews sold this as breezy fun, which it is. It is however so breezy that it literally floats away with no substance what so ever. There are no stakes,…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…

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