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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    The 'banality of evil' concept has been attempted to be shown onscreen many times before rarely as well as it is here with Bong Joon-ho's gritty understated crime thriller. Detective Park Doo-man (the always great Kang-ho Song) is on the trail of a serial killer through a small-town's country-side but finds very little recourse in the police department and his fellow cops on the case. Showing that evil sometimes succeeds and gets through the cracks because of incompetence of the law-enforcers and the utter bureaucracy of society's rules and regulations. A stark crime-drama with an unforgettable ending that will leave you shaken.

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★★★

    Sophia Coppola's moody but humorous at-times update on a Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood 1971 collaboration puts the narrative focus more on the burgeoning adulthood and repressed desires of the women (Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Nichole Kidman) in an all-girls school rather than the concept of the destructive Alpha male bravado. The signature interactions of comedic awkwardness that has defined the filmmaker's work is readily apparent, as is the deliberate pacing, creating an increasingly uneasy atmosphere of when things will come to…

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★

    At this point you should know wether your sensibilities and movie tastes are aligned with the surreal, weird and disturbing mind of Nicholas Winding Refn. If you thought 'Only God Forgives' was crossing the line, you ain't seen nothing yet in this morbid depiction of the fashion industry. Elle Fanning is superb as Jesse a small town girl looking to make her name in the tinsel town high-end fashion world. After being recognized for her unique 'look' she begins her…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Not since It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has a person dressed in a sheet ghost costume moved me so dearly.