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  • Emily

    Emily

    ★½

    Watched to tick it off my Dying To See list. Koo Stark a better actor than I was expecting. Film’s pretty terrible though.

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★½

    I love how loyal Flanagan is to his actors - between this and Ouija: Origin of Evil, he took at least five cast members for The Haunting of Hill House. 

    I hadn’t read the book, so had no idea what to expect from this. Carla Gugino superb as always (I’ve been a fan since Snake Eyes and her Karen Sisco TV series deserves to be more widely seen) and the way the film treats abuse and trauma is nicely handled. Toss up between gore scene and “eclipse” scene for ickiest moment.

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  • Too Late

    Too Late

    ★★★★

    This has come in for some stick on Letterboxd, but I really liked it. An engaging, self-consciously Tarantino-esque L.A. noir that unfolds in five long, non-chronological single takes. John Hawkes is, of course, born to play scuzzy, down-at-heel private eyes.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Reviewed on Hero Collector.

    Short version: it’s AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, everything you’ve already heard, basically. The comic book style direction is thrillingly inventive and it’s filled with heart and humour. Wonderful. Can’t wait to see it again.