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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

    ★★★★

    Holy crap, that ending! I remember seeing this for the first time when I was 8, and the final image has been burned on my brain ever since. Still one of the best endings in horror movie history.

  • The Relic

    The Relic

    ★★★½

    I remember seeing this in the cinema when it was first released, and I loved it. Pure schlock, but holds up remarkably well after 20 years. Such an entertaining movie, with impressive practical effects, surprisingly good monster CGI, and an engagingly silly story. It's not high art, but who cares? It's fun, and a great time at the movies. Would make a good double bill with 'Mimic', which came out the same year.

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  • Kill List

    Kill List

    ★★★★

    Fantastic. One of the best British films in years, and just gets better every time I watch it. For some reason, it's criminally underrated, but given the subject matter, it's no surprise that 'Kill List' didn't get a wide cinema release.

    On the surface, the story seems simple: two (ex-military) hitmen take on a new assignment for a bunch of shady businessmen, but there's so much more to it than that. It starts off as one thing, but morphs genres…

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★

    This is the third time I've seen Upstream Colour, and like 'Primer' before it, the movie improves exponentially with every viewing. This is true visual storytelling, the likes of which we rarely see in US cinema, though to be honest, despite paying close attention, I still don't understand every aspect of the story (!)

    Not that it matters. I love movies that demand audience investment/active engagement, and when combined with an enticing symbiosis of gorgeous imagery and music, a hypnotic,…