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  • Vigil
  • Paddington
  • The Thing
  • Sunset Boulevard

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  • The Stylist

    ★★½

  • The Trip

    ★★★½

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★½

  • Scream

    ★★★

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  • The Stylist

    The Stylist

    ★★½

    This film really breaks my heart. It's so beautiful - all creamy dreamy, a strong lead, gorgeous colours, woozy score, too-bright 90s lighting, titles like a Danielle Steel novel and a lair straight out of a Jim Steinman music video - but the Single White Female meets Maniac vibe (which I am absolutely here for) hasn't been at all supported by character / thematic / story development as the film has been expanded from a short to a feature. Claire's…

  • The Trip

    The Trip

    ★★★½

    Too long, and too many threats of sexual violence for my taste - even when they're a gag, maybe especially when they're a gag? - but otherwise some A-grade escalating splatstick, impeccably droll humour, attentive make up fx and a 'yes, of course' photo finish that makes up somewhat for erratic pacing.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★★

    Impressive on every level, and easily one of the best horror films (and one of the best films about sex) of the last whenever. This is a compelling, intelligent, beautifully written and lovingly presented film that leverages the history and the potential of the genre to maximum effect. Unlike most horror flicks I've seen for a long time it has a real story to tell - about the complicated nature of people, places, urban decay, class, societal expectations, friendship, desire and so on. I like this so much that I'm going to open a new university course I'm writing with it. Academia!

  • What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

    ★★★★

    Geraldine Page's greedy murderous harridan vs Ruth Gordon's watchful undercover sleuth + some killer music. Also some boring romance stuff with bit players. Fight!