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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    A lot to like here; cinematography and choreography.
    It's probably the most beautiful movie this year together with Roma.

    Score (although I wish Yorke didn't sing at all).
    Sound design and editing (hooks into human flesh sounded…
    so squishy, like a peach…)
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    Still it felt quite pretentious with overly stylish horror as art. It's too long and eventually becomes a stylistic masturbation. The original is a 90 min B-classic, straight up. I feel Luca Guadagnino have maybe tried too hard…

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★★

    Surprise hit movie of the year.

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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★½

    The best coming of age / road movie ever? It's up there. Sasha Lane is a force of nature. Probably the best performance by Shia LaBeouf as well. Eclectic soundtrack too, mixing the Boss Suicide cover 'Dream Baby Dream' with Mazzy Stars 'Fade Into You' with Rihanna, ILoveMakonnen and wasn't that scene towards the end an homage to the classic bus scene from 'Almost Famous'?

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★½

    I’m genuinely worried about Von Trier’s mental health, but damn does it turn into great art. Matt Dillon mentioned in the Q&A that Von Trier told him that this is his most personal movie where Jack (Dillion) is the one closest to himself, minus the killing. All of Von Trier’s anxiety, self-loathing is projected on Jack, in a very exaggerated way.

    For being such a bizarre movie, it’s also surprisingly funny.
    Who knew an OCD serial killer would be so funny?

    Anyone know how much shorter the theatrical release is, and what's left out from the director's cut?