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  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    ★★★½

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #3 of 30

    Baron Frankenstein is more menacing and ruthless than ever, he is out of control! He must be destroyed! This entry to the series is another good one with loads of atmosphere, well-crafted production design and Fischer deploys some memorable Hitchcock-like set-pieces that amps the tension. Frankensteins's usual cool demeanor is still present, but here he unleashes his inner animal as well, as he rapes and murders several people cold-bloodedly in his ruthless pursuit…

  • The Revenge of Frankenstein

    The Revenge of Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #2 of 30

    Revenge builds on the character portrait of Victor Frankenstein and picks up right where its predecessor left us, but is even more tense and emotionally involving. Again, the focus is not on the Monster's wickedness, but on the Doctor's lack of a moral code, differentiating from the original Frankenstein movies. It's slow and without much action, but I found it thoroughly entertaining, more philosophical and ultimately heartbreaking in the final act, as the…

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★½

    So, I’ve finally seen this hugely influential and essential classic. What can I possibly say? It’s Citizen Kane! But oh yes, it's terrific. It's quite an intimidating fact that Welles starred in, wrote, produced and directed probably the most influential film of all time at an age of 25. Well, I still have a few years to accomplish something like that.

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    Tomorrow I’m leaving for 2 months as I’m travelling to Southeast Asia with a buddy. So no…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Surprise surprise, PTA made the best film of 2017 and one of the best of the decade. No idea how he keeps doing it. What a score by Johnny Greenwood, bravo. Feel like I don't really need to say this, but DDL is scary good in this. Vicky Krieps deserve just as much praise though, she's every bit as good and often stole the show. I took like 3 wrong turns on my way back home, found it really hard to concentrate after that. Absolutely loved it. Instant classic, very chic.