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  • The Exorcist III

    The Exorcist III

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    Blatty's sequel is easily the best sequel in The Exorcist franchise but ultimately it's weaker material. Despite a solid moody tone, George C. Scott's badass turn, and a couple of good jump-scares, the ending really disappoints, almost to the point of "Is this the best they could do?". There is a solid sequel to the original somewhere and I guess this is all we have for now.

  • With Honors

    With Honors

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    You know, sometimes you're in the mood for formulaic, cliched, and safe 90's fare set during the American winter and With Honors fits those attributes appropriately.  I realised whilst I'm watching this for the second time in over 20 years that it's cheesy and not particularly good yet I still found it charming in its own, very 90's way.

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  • Swingers

    Swingers

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    I have fond, fond memories of Swingers.

    Swingers is one of these experiences you had to have when it first came out. As a late teenager at the time (closer to my twenties), what Vince and Jon do in this movie was pretty much what I was doing (except the whole Vegas thing and saying 'beautiful babies' a lot). Hanging out with friends, trying to look cool, going to new clubs and bars, buying expensive drinks (or stealing others at…

  • The Science of Sleep

    The Science of Sleep

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    Gondry is in complete control with The Science of Sleep. He wrote and directed this absolute wonder of a film. You can feel his playful energy in every frame, with Gael GarcΓ­a Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg throwing themselves into Gondry's head and really understanding his vision.

    It's filmmakers like Gondry, who when they have total ownership over their material, make you see the pure magic that cinema can provide. Glorious!