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  • Dead of Night
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Shining
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • Murder on the Blackboard

    ★★★

  • Hill of Freedom

    ★★★★

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

  • Cats' Gathering

    ★★★★

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★

    1st Henry Selick

    Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! I was invited back onto the Autism Through Cinema podcast a month ago to record their Christmas episode. This time, we talked about The Nightmare Before Christmas, its relationship to autism, the wonders of animation and the aesthetics of a pleasurable fear. Stay tuned for the end to hear my Santa Claus impression, and let me know what you think if you listen to it! You can find a link to it here!

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober 8.0, pt.7- In which Ethan goes looking for a book on black magic but accidentally finds Gilles Deleuze instead

    6/6 Countries (Australia, Belgium, UK, USA, Japan, Italy) (COMPLETE)
    5/8- Decades (1980s, 2010s, 1960s, 1990s, 1970s)
    2/4- Films from 1981
    1/2- Haunted House Films

    6th Lucio Fulci (after Don't Torture a Duckling, A Cat in the Brain, The House by the Cemetery, The Black Cat and City of the Living Dead, followed by A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Zombie…

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  • Murder on the Blackboard

    Murder on the Blackboard

    ★★★

    2nd George Archainbaud (after The Penguin Pool Murder)

    A perfectly serviceable murder mystery in the classic vein and one of my favourite subgenres, that of the elderly lady detective putting the police to shame. Hildegard Withers is a delightfully fussy figure, a schoolteacher who moonlights as a sleuth with her friends to (sort of) lovers police friend Oscar Piper, spending her time bickering and berating each other for their respective flaws. The second in the series of six films about…

  • Hill of Freedom

    Hill of Freedom

    ★★★★

    9th Hong Sang-Soo (after Nobody's Daughter Haewon; Right Now, Wrong Then; Yourself and Yours, Claire's Camera, The Day After, On the Beach At Night Alone, Grass and The Day He Arrives)

    A delightfully scrambled drama about the usual Hong affairs of the heart, but one with a rather brief runtime of sixty-three minutes. It's quite impressive that during that tiny time Hong is able to pack in a great deal of emotion. Most of those emotions are less than pleasant;…

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