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  • Mary Magdalene

    Mary Magdalene

    ★★½

    "The film’s progressive capital and its more innovative aspects are further depleted when the focus inevitably shifts to Christ himself. This might not be a fault of the script at all: as the film struggles to recentre on Mary, it is hard not to suspect there simply might not be that much to be said about her."

    My full review for Little White Lies.

  • Death Wish

    Death Wish

    ★½

    "As such — and as difficult as this may be to imagine — Willis’ take on the character is much limper than Bronson’s; his Kersey allows himself to be carried away by events instead of facing them head on. The film is sluggishly paced too, half-heartedly siding with its supposedly reasonable anti-hero instead of adopting a decisive point of view. The simplistic logic with which Kersey slyly justifies acquiring weapons and attacking people could have been amusing and incisive. At best it calls for a knowing smirk."

    My full review for Little White Lies.

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    Having no experience at all with horror/gore cinema and even less so with horror franchises, I started watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre without any idea of what to expect at all, except maybe that I'd feel a strong desire to turn it off during the gore scenes. This did happen during the first murder sequence, where the cruelty and suddenness of the killings profoundly disgusted me. The matter-of-fact-ness of the scene however also filled me with a deep sense…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ½

    I wish I was dead