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  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    ★★★★★

    “We didn't have the gallery to look into your souls; we had the gallery to see if you had souls at all.”

    In Never Let Me Go, life on Earth pivots on a medical/technological advancement that occurred in the early 1950s.

    This (very important) point needs to be put to one side, however, because our attention must be diverted to the children of Hailsham boarding school in 1978. Here, we will meet the story’s main protagonist and occasional narrator, Kathy…

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★½

    While watching Personal Shopper, I had a number of questions, such as: why are ghosts always such jerks? And: are there really only one or two spirits of dead people that might be in this old house that Maureen (Kristen Stewart) checks out? Or: why is this film called Personal Shopper? (Okay, I know that’s her job but: so what?) Also: was Steve Jobs behind the mystery text messages? (I thought it had to be him since the movie was…

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  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    ★★★★½

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

    To my way of thinking – and bearing in mind that I haven’t seen all of them – this is one of the best giallo films out there. It’s up there with Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Deep Red and Tenebrae. I’d say that I Iiked it as much as Duccio Tessari’s The Bloodstained Butterfly, too. Considering that this film exists merely because of the success of Argento’s debut movie, it manages to stand very much on…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    ”Babysitter Murders, 1978”

    My Halloween movie cinema-going experiences up until Halloween (2018): Halloween 4 was the first in the series that I was old enough to watch at the cinema, legally, at any rate. It scared the living shit out of me. When I saw it again a few years later, I was mystified as to what it was that I had found so frightening. Bored and dismayed, yes, but I can’t figure out why it scared me. Halloween: H20