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  • The Old Dark House

    The Old Dark House

    ★★

    "It's an old house
    Old and dark"

    William Castle's remake of the 1932 comedy thriller by James Whale. An American car dealer is invited to the British titular mansion where a batty family lives, or actually some of them start to die, because of the familiar greed towards an inheritance. If ever there should be a further remake, then in the invited's role I'd love to see ...Nicolas Cage :-D (4.5/10)

  • Das Fone Hell

    Das Fone Hell

    "Trump could have bombed Beijing for ratings!"

    (Me: "You're batty, you know that don't you, Helena!")

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

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

    Groovy (gnarly) days

    Since the 2009 book by Pynchon is also a tribute to The Long Goodbye , I guess PTA could not believe his eyes seeing the chance, to metaphorically bow once more, through a film based on such a tribute, to his idol Robert Altman. In my view, it's like PTA satisfies an urge to leapfrog backwards over Boogie Nights times, with his last film's components (let's call that for example Joanna Newsom's voice-over, Katherine Waterston's bare (!)…

  • Leviathan

    Leviathan

    ★★★★½

    A film that begins as a story of a kind that's already been presented at the cinema, about a land expropriation case. But in the course of the film, something else gradually starts to show up about the characters (those who are enduring the expropriation): in particular, some events happen, but, deliberately, the director refrains from revealing them completely. A film with a substantial screenplay (which, as an added value, makes it a supremely accessible film, by far the most…