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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★

    Lots of potential and interesting themes, but Cronenberg takes this in a an unnecessary body horror direction that weakens it.

  • The Seagull

    The Seagull

    ★★★★

    This movie is a faithful adaptation of the play, with few changes to the text. I thought it was well done and is a good movie to watch if you're looking for the play brought into a cinematic form.

    I wish the movie had stuck to the ending as written however.

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  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Big points for creativity around the plot of a portal into another person's mind.

    Points detracted for the bad slapstick humor. The secretary who can't hear and makes silly interpretations. Charlie Sheen and his flat acting and a very bad bald wig cap. These added nothing and weakened the realism and dramatic effect.

    The chimpanzee/animal subplot added nothing in my opinion and could have been removed. The puppeteer subplot, on the other hand, felt very effective and related to both…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Visually stunning, but a movie needs to be more than just that. 

    The pacing is slow and feels outdated. The plot has a lot of potential but is drawn out and the movie amounts to a 3-hour tease up to an anti-climax.

    There were many chances to make the narrative interesting. For example, how about showing just one bad thing happen in the Zone? The caution of the Stalker feels misplaced without any proof shown to the audience.

    The idea…