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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

    Frances McD has an idea.

    Several months after her daughter is raped and killed, while driving past three large dilapidated billboards on her way home, she decides to rent that space to bring under attention the fact that the local police department, in her eyes, isn't doing what it can to catch the attacker. Unwillingly she triggers a chain of events that will shake the foundations of Ebbing, Missouri.

    I don't write this too often, and if you don't believe…

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★½

    "No, don't go to Ibiza. Let's go hiking in Sweden. Guys, come on!"

    University friends want to go on a trip away, without wives and kids, to celibrate their manliness. After an early accident, destined to cause conflict within the small group, we meet them 6 months later in the beautifully photographed rough countryside in Sweden. Maps are seen at, compasses are ticked, and shortcuts are taken, and as always some decisions were better not taken.

    What sets this movie…

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  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★½

    Apart from those who are living in cabins in the woods, every serial killers have neighbors. And a bunch of 15 year olds are going to find out, in the midst of their blooming sexuality, after one of them stubbornly keeps believing that he's living next door to one.

    Guided by a wonderful nostalgic synth soundtrack and impeccable acting from all involved, it's the story itself that really lured me in. I kept on thinking whether the movie was going…

  • The Last Exorcism Part II

    The Last Exorcism Part II

    ★½

    Well, let's hope this was the lastest exorcism.

    The first act was somehow able to get my hopes up for the rest of the movie, but alas, it crumbles into everything you saw many times before and which you were reluctant to re-experience.

    Some characters are there, and then just vanish, while others re-appear and are suddenly a part of a secret group, or just exist as cannon fodder. The acting is OK, but the proceedings descend into the blandest of events which the somehow inspired ending could not save.

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  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    ★★★★

    Talk about movies you will not forget having seen them a decade ago, well, this is a perfect example.
    A truly mesmerizing experience, which gets more and more uncomfortable as it progresses.
    Forget the slashers with axes, true horror, that's surgeons with scalpels.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★

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

    It's very rare that you hear a song for the first time that immediately drags you in, music- and lyricswise. But here, this is the case with the opening song. A guy playing the guitar. Heavenly voice. Smoke is blown, drinks are drunk. Eyes and ears glued to the screen.
    And so it continues.

    It's obviously a Coen's world, inhabited by stylishly sharp-dressed and sharp-humored men, scattered with awesome dialogue.

    You know, it's about a musician. Those guys who, when…