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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    I approached this film with an extra layer of curiosity in light of my wife having read the novel it's based on recently. She spoke to me at length about it, having found it intriguing and even unsettling for some length, before she experienced what I can only describe as loathing for the conclusion. I'm thinking of giving it a go myself, just to see how I take it, and now to compare it to the film, which comes across…

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★★★½

    Reviewed as part of the History of Horror 2017 Challenge. You can find my list here if you'd like to follow along!

    The Phantom Carriage is a silent Swedish movie directed by Victor Sjöström, who also plays the leading role. The story is based on a novel by Selma Lagerlöf but to the average viewer, a great number of parallels could be drawn to A Christmas Carol. On New Years Eve, a woman on her deathbed calls for a man,…

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  • Deerskin

    Deerskin

    ★★★★

    I wasn't a big fan of Rubber; it had some good moments, but felt far too drawn out for what it was. Deerskin feels brisk and consistently humorous (and sometimes downright hilarious) by comparison. Fantastic lead performance from Dujardin, with great support from Haenel. It's absurd, but the little pieces come together nicely. While never particularly showy with it's misty, mundane palette, it's still lovely, and I adored the brief, dramatic stings of score that eventually gave way to a…

  • Nocturne

    Nocturne

    ★★★½

    50/50 on this Blumhouse series overall, but I guess that's not bad. This one came really close, it had a very nice, slowburn arthouse aesthetic that is right up my alley, great music, and I was pleased with the ending. It just had some bumpy dialogue and felt a little unfocused in the middle of it; the relationship between the sisters could've used some more depth I think.

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  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★½

    Birdemic with a budget. Tucci and Shipka deserve better than this.

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, I just burst into tears at the sight of two animated bears hugging in a theater packed full of children.