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  • Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★★★★

    "Would you like to meet a ghost?"

    Much like Kurosawa's 'Cure', the horror of 'Pulse' comes from the deeply unnerving stillness of everything. The director uses stillness and silence like no other to evoke the kind of reaction that sends shivers down the spine.

    One of the most exciting aspects of 'Pulse' is the film's ability to create moments in the liminal space between the frame and the wider world. We see half the story, the rest is hidden in…

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★★★

    "Join us for an in-depth discussion of the penetrating issues facing society today. Issues like abortion, terrorism, crime, poverty, social reform, quantum teleportation, teen horniness and war."

    When I think about films that best define our time, Southland Tales is usually the first to come to mind. It's a post 9/11 sci-fi, comedy, drama freakout that has only become more relevant and accurate in its reflection of society as time goes on.

    Governmental control of the internet, racially motivated police…

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  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★

    Yeah ok Jay Roach but where’s Austin Powers 4????

  • New Nightmare

    New Nightmare

    ★★★★★

    I love the ideas this plays with about the nature of art/storytelling and the impact is has on the artist. Heather Lagenkamp is an icon and she gives it a 110%. I wrote more about this last week when I watched it for the first time, but yeah it’s a keeper. 

    “Regards, Wes”

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★

    Jennifer Lawrence: "Please, let me go"
    Me: same

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★

    Flashy and entertaining from moment to moment, but it just all felt a bit weightless to me. The final act is lots of fun and won me back a little, but overall I’m a bit ‘meh’ on the whole thing. Giving it an extra half star because Adam Driver is amazing as always and the whole film picks up anytime he’s onscreen.

    Also the Princess Leia stuff felt so clunky and awkward. My friend said it reminded him of this: youtu.be/YOd7cyXGZV4