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  • Ballad in Blood

    Ballad in Blood

    ★★★

    Not the sort of film you'd think Deodato would come back with, but it fits. Inspired by the Amanda Knox nonsense, this takes a very exploitative approach to a similar story. While it's relatively simple in theory, it certainly goes into nutball territory, with the over the top characters and illogical events that come up. It will probably turn off a lot of viewers, but something about its madness reminded me of the 70s euro sleaze we all love, endearing itself to me. Also carries one of Simonetti's better of his recent music scores.

  • Win It All

    Win It All

    ★★★½

    Guess it had to happen eventually. With everything he makes, Swanberg finally directed something I can say I had a good time with. Still mostly a rambling character piece, but it's more structured, and the characters are actually relatable and enjoyable, something that crippled all of his films I've seen before. Entertaining, and a film where you end up really wishing it all works out for the characters in the story.

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  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games

    ★★★½

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • Death Ship

    Death Ship

    ★★★★½

    October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #50

    I don't understand how hard it is to come across a movie that truly captures a haunted house atmosphere, especially when the good ones like this make it feel so effortless. This is truly haunting at times, even as it works in a familiar genre wraparound. The sense of horror is handled the right way, with things being shown to us but never being overexplained, leaving the mystery of it to play in the…