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  • The Orphanage

    ★★★★½

  • Hellraiser

    ★★

  • Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★★

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★

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  • The Orphanage

    The Orphanage

    ★★★★½

    ''Everything around you is beginning to fade. Darkness is forming a circle around you, and it's closing in on you. Everything is fading. We're no longer here. Now you're alone in the darkness, and the darkness begins to disappear.''

    In many ways The Orphanage feels like an early prototype for the 'grief is the real horror' A24 horror style, though it incorporates its thematic content far more effectively than those more recent efforts.

    The film feels very literary, steeped in…

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★

    ''I don't know what they promised you. Knowledge? Love? I sought pleasure. But all they have to give is pain. It's a trick. All of it.''

    Misses the point of Hellraiser so completely that it doesn't even have that 'bad adaptation' effect where I hate it just because it's wrong.

    The cenobites that can speak are now trickster monkeys-paw genies. The ones that can't speak (chatterer) are now just monsters that chase and bite our protagonists. They're all overdesigned and kind…

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  • The Neighbors' Window

    The Neighbors' Window

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

    ''You're not the only one who misses being twenty.''

    All it takes to rekindle your dying relationship is watching your sexy, infertile neighbour die painfully from terminal cancer.

    I guess some people do have it harder than an upper middle-class New York stay at home mum with three lovely kids and a loving husband who's always around and has a lucrative career as a record producer. Who knew?

    Also, who the hell misses being twenty?!

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★½

    ''r u wet?''

    Noisy nonsense.

    Just a complete mess, and not a fun one.

    Adam Sandler is good, but there's very little else going on here.

    The incessant chatter is mind numbing—it's not a 'soundscape' it's the Safdie brothers being so paranoid that their film can't stand on its own merits that they think they need constant pulsing electronica and non-stop talking (frequently both overlapping one another) to keep people engaged.
    Maybe some people see it as an effective way…