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  • Mirai
  • Wolf Children
  • Belle
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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  • The Devil All the Time

    ★★½

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★½

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    ★½

  • The Vast of Night

    ★★★

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  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★½

    Well this was long and miserable, wasn't it?

    The Devil All The Time feels like a film that successfully achieves what it intended to achieve. I just don't know that the project appeals to me. A lot of very religion focused characters often doing terrible things, sometimes even in God's name.

    I mean, I'm an atheist myself and I've plenty of interest in films that satirise religion so long as it is done in a reasonably inspired or sophisticated way.…

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★½

    Such an interesting film!

    I can see how directors sometimes saw the Hay's code as a challenge. As much as you can feel the story being toned down, the protagonist is clearly such a philandering scumbag.

    The vital inclusion of "the geek", a carnival act of a man who is presented as barely human and who bites the heads off chickens, is done offscreen. We just imagine how debased the geek looks while our strong willed protagonist looks on in…

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  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ½

    Okay, I cannot for the life of me work out why anyone recommended this. (I've just tried and failed to work out where I saw this being recommended, so perhaps that was my imagination.) Okay, so there's good news and bad news and we're starting with the good news. So, what was good about this movie? The acting was really good from pretty much everyone (asides from Kristen Stewart - more on that later). The cinematography by Eric Gautier was…

  • Scream

    Scream

    I don't think the writer had a clue how mobile phones actually work, or phone records in general for that matter. The police seem to entirely forget that they can get the landline records very easily indeed and that would mean that they would know the exact times of any calls made. *sigh*

    I know that Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox were considered big names at the time, but to be quite frank they aren't any more. And that's not…