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  • Hounds of Love

    Hounds of Love


    Absolutely harrowing. The trick of this movie is to have us spend almost all our time with the antagonists, and they are one seriously disturbing couple. The horrors they inflict on their victims are thankfully only hinted at and happen largely offscreen. In many ways this is a psychological drama dressed up with horror tropes. But weirdly, it works, and it manages to stay on the right side of becoming exploitative while still remaining absolutely brutal. Yes, this is a four star movie in my personal twisted rating system. But honestly I won’t recommend this to anyone but the biggest masochists. Yikes.

  • The Insider

    The Insider


    Crack cocaine for liberals, I guess. I did not entirely buy Crowe's performance and it goes a bit overboard on the procedural stuff. But this is still a ripping yarn about journalism's ability to face up to corporate power.

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  • Birdman



    Seen on the day that I personally received a very bad review. Has a huge amount to say about art, ego, criticism and the list goes on. After seeing this I felt the need to immediately start again. It's that dense. But at the same time the experience of watching it is just a delight.

  • Bronson



    WTF did I just watch. Most of the Refn pieces are in place: solitary male lead, violence, electro soundtrack. But you won't see Gosling go to the places Hardy dares to go. Irresistible physical performance that is hard to look away from even if you'd often rather do so.