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  • Cat People

    Cat People

    ★★★★½

    A masterclass in generating and maintaining suspense, an abbreviated but nonetheless highly influential horror supernatural noir. It's everything that Scorsese says it is and that should be enough for any film lover to give it a watch in the dead of night, all alone in the dark.

  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★½

    Reservoir Dogs in Leisure Suits and with sweet 70's facial hair, in other words the version that Tarantino always wanted to make. Ben Wheatley has been making waves in the last few years with his eclectic work from genre to genre. Free Fire is seemingly his take on 90's indie crime movies with the zany characters in an intensely violent situation. Wheatley understands visceral over gratuitous violence in this one setting thriller. Unfortunately, here the setup for all the characters…

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  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★½

    So here's the thing about metaphors and symbolism in movies even if it is obvious to a fault what a certain image/character/object is representing I'm fine with the concept as long as it is not continually leaned on throughout the runtime. Raw unfortunately falls into the trap of the solely metaphor driven narrative thru its entirety. I do admire the commitment to the idea of using cannibalism as a metaphor for female sexual awakening, but scenes have to make sense…

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★½

    Fawcett: Wrath of Obsession

    Full review coming soon, a lot to unpack with this one. Darius Khondji F.T.W