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  • The Strangers: Prey at Night

    The Strangers: Prey at Night



    1. This is it. This film has the one scene I've been waiting for, been dreaming of since I first started watching horror movies. The victim is pinned helpless in the front seat. The hooded killer is sitting in shotgun, leering curiously and with clear intent, but nobody is moving, nobody is saying anything. The quiet knowledge of what's about to happen is prolonged to the point of claustrophobia-- I think this is because the scene makes a self-conscious…

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday



    The hype for this movie requires me to overlook the fact that it is absurdly backloaded. I refuse. Wrangled with whether there was an equal or interesting movie in the lead-up to the anarchy, but then I remembered Bringing Up Baby is amazing all the way through.

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy



    Showed this to my father. He was bored by it. I explained to him that the fact that he loves me enough to watch any film I want him to is what the film is basically about. He said "No Julian, it's about lesbian lepidopterists."

    It's still a masterpiece, Dad.

  • Mustang




    Hot Take 1: The Great Escape + The Virgin Suicides = me underselling the fuck out of this movie.

    Hot Take 2: A beautiful, ten-legged monster is sliced up by the patriarchy, but bravely refuses to bleed.