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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    Originally a short story entitled Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr., The Thing is a remake of a 1951 science fiction film The Thing From Another Planet by Howard Hawkes and Christian Nyby. Playing more closely to the story Hawkes and Nyby adapted, John Carpenter weaves a beautiful tapestry of twisted design between a veil of claustrophobia as each member of the research team becomes more and more paranoid over who is who. As the creature makes itself…

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

    Lynch's most recent, enigmatic movie tells a touchingly powerful story and is one of his best work to date. He uses characters, settings, dialog and sounds like a graffiti artist uses coke cans to create art on a street mural. You have to step back from the movie and see its parts as a mosaic of a bigger picture to "get" this movie. The main story isn't hidden.

    A woman commits adultery, becomes pregnant and is found out because, unknown…

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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★½

    Grafting on to this story his own idiosyncratic preoccupations, Lynch creates a visually stunning, convincingly coherent portrait of a nightmarish sub-stratum to conventional, respectable society. The seamless blending of beauty and horror is remarkable - although many will be profoundly disturbed by Lynch's vision on the underworld of America, centered as it is on Dorothy's psychopathic hunger for violence - the terror very real, and the sheer wealth of imagination virtually unequaled in cinema.

    Blue Velvet is still an amazing…

  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★★

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

    "Your house looked like heaven, high up there. That's how I began to hate you. "

    A stunning police thriller, Kurosawa's 1963 classic 'High and Low' presents a classic kidnapping tale with a twist. Gondo, (Toshiro Mifune) an executive at the National Shoe Company is having problems with his fellow executives at work. They are insisting that they should start making shoes at a lower cost (and therefore lower quality) while Gondo, having served 30 years with the company wants…