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  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★★

    Christine might not be a ground-breaking film, but it sure is a wonderfully realistic depiction of depression and thus - a biopic of high quality. 

    Rebecca Hall definitely gives a performance of a lifetime, criminally underlooked work. Hall makes depression seem real. Cliché or not - she IS Christine Chubbuck. 

    This film rather brilliantly shows Christine's ups and downs. Whenever she seems to be better, even harder she always falls. Christine just can't find the energy to live with herself,…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Do they know I'm black?

    Jordan Peele hits all the right notes with this atmospheric horror film that does both creepy and humorous very well indeed. 

    Get Out is really not a traditional horror film, if you even consider it horror. 

    It is horror like, say, Black Swan is horror. It has the subtle jump scares. It even has the "house far in the countryside" -factor.  But it doesn't need thunders and lightnings. Or scary paranormal events and weird kids.…

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  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★

    Disgusting, disturbing, distracting. 

    Sam Raimi's 1981 classic Evil Dead really, really deserves to be called horror. And it probably still remains as his most wonderful directorial achievement. 

    I don't even consider myself as a horror fan, but making a horror film this raw, wild and daring, without much false notes, certainly earns my respect.

    And that ending is just stunning. Wow.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    The real question: Where the hell are their parents?

    I somehow managed to watch this for first time in April 2017, despite already having it high in my watchlist for years.

    I  had some real expectations for It Follows and it wasn't disappointing. I really liked it to degree that I like to think of it as decade-defining film. This and The Guest, both 2014,  genuinely managed to floor me simply by their atmosphere. Both films succeed as brilliant odes…