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  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★

    They have found a great forest (in Romania, incidentally, not Sweden) to put some not-bad actors in. Cue nice mood music and you have the perfect dress-up for a film that, in reality, isn't very well made.

    The script has an unfinished/weak progression of themes and events - narratively, it does the typically uninspired error of adding new material instead of focusing on tying things together. Directing-wise there's not enough emphasis being put on individual scenes, visually it's uninspired and…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★

    I feel like this film needs to be mourned, rather than dismissed. For a while I thought it was a somewhat interesting movie, albeit flawed - the setup disappeared before it began, and the characters were all stock, but I enjoyed the idea of a mystery movie where the characters tried to figure out what was going on, where they were, even who they were. It's the first time I've seen a movie trying to make heads and tails of…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    The first time I saw this I was eight years old. Unforgettable. I never understood why she had to go back to get the cat. Until a couple of years ago when I moved in with a girl who happened to own one. So today I'm a cat owner who's scoopin' poop on a daily basis. However, when you're that close to another life-form you really develop a bond. I'd never dream of abandoning that grumpy thing on a spaceship ready to blow with a hostile alien being the only company.

    So now, in my eyes, ALIEN really is a 100% perfect film.

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★

    After eight years, it's a bit of a letdown to find that PAN'S LABYRINTH really isn't a film about any labyrinth of Pan's but rather a film about a Spanish fascist general killing or torturing a bunch of people. In the confused moral landscape of the film, fascism seems to constitute "reality"; so I guess we're all fascists at heart, unless we live in fantasy worlds of course.

    The film is imaginative but I found it to be a bit…