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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★

    At first glance, it's all very been there, gouged that, torn the tight-fitting T-shirt: a dusty, tree-hugged habitation distinctly reminiscent of the home of Evil Dead’s supernatural atrocities. A quintet of youngbloods who swiftly nestle into hoary archetypes: jock, joker, sensitive guy, good girl, slut. A threatening redneck gas-station clerk, happy to impolitely usher these unwitting “lambs” to “the killing floor” up that dark, snaking dirt-track. Yes, it’s all very Fisher-Price My First American Horror Movie.

    Of course, there’s much…

  • Chronicle

    Chronicle

    ★★½

    I love movies and I love Super hero / super power related movies. This movie left me with an unpleasant feeling which did not encourage me to want to watch it again. A Loner with a drunk father and a dying mother begins filming his life. Goes to a party with his cousin, where they and another boy drop down into a tunnel which has an alien crystal meteor thing. They all get super powers and explore them on camera.…

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★

    Charles Laughton's "The Night of the Hunter” (1955) is one of the greatest of all American films, but has never received the attention it deserves because of its lack of the proper trappings. Many “great movies” are by great directors, but Laughton directed only this one film, which was a critical and commercial failure long overshadowed by his acting career. Many great movies use actors who come draped in respectability and prestige, but Robert Mitchum has always been a raffish…

  • The Lives of Others

    The Lives of Others

    ★★★★

    At its height, East Germany’s Ministry for State Security — the infamous ‘Stasi’ — had around 100,000 full-time employees and recruited, by fair means or foul, hundreds of thousands more ‘informants’. Ordinary members of the public were coerced into spying on their friends, family and neighbours; some through their love for the Communist system, but most through blackmail or fear of disappearing into a forgotten cell. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that this story begins in the Orwellian year of 1984.…