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  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★★

    When this first started, I wasn't really impress by anything and was wondering where the hell this was going. The first twenty minutes were not what I was expected and I was trying to figure out what everybody was doing. It's when Boris Lermontov chose Vicky to be the dancer of The Red Shoes that I started to really get into it. It's en elegant film to say the least. The decors and costumes are sumptuous and beautifully done. The…

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Rage creates rage.
    Love creates love.

    Finally watched the extended cut on the new Criterion release. It won't come as a surprise, but it's still as beautiful; it might even be the best cinematography out there. The additional 50 minutes of footage actually works. I have to admit I was suspicious at first, since I thought the theatrical cut of the film worked really well. Yet, it doesn't drag for a second and only adds to the beauty of Malick's…

  • Torso

    Torso

    ★★

    Eight film of Hooptober 5.0
    Anniversary films: 6th of 10
    4th of 6 directors: Sergio Martino

    In which language am I supposed to watch this? I managed to find a version with a nice quality on YouTube so I'm not complaining, but this dubbing was weird. The first scene starts in Italian and then it switches to English right away. And it's in English for 99% of the film except for some scenes in Italian. So weird. I also was…

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  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★

    Seventh film of Hooptober 5.0
    Anniversary films: 6th of 10
    3rd of 6 directors: David Cronenberg (1st film of 2)

    I don't exactly know what to make of Dead Ringers. I often say that I watch some "fucked up film", but this one was especially fucked up. The relationship between the two twins is so weird and special; it's quite disturbing. It works though and that's because of Irons. Jeremy Irons is insane in this. You can really feel the…

  • Maniac Cop

    Maniac Cop

    ★★★

    Sixth film of Hooptober 5.0
    Anniversary films: 6th of 10
    2nd of 6 directors: William Lustig

    Maniac Cop has everything you want: a silly premise, Bruce Campbell, Tom Fuckin' Atkins, Robert Z'Dar, cold ass killings, a couple of red herrings and a sweet pace. I don't think I was ever bore. That doesn't happen often with this kind of film, but Maniac Cop manages to be entertaining and to work. I don't know why exactly. I think it's because it's…