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  • Eaten Alive

    Eaten Alive

    ★★★★

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #30 of 30

    My name is Buck....

    A sleazy, deep-fried southern freakshow. Eaten Alive! carries the same signature stamp of TCM with a similar vibe and oppressive, palpable atmosphere, but the insanity is even turned up a notch with more blunt violence and painting its scenes with dream-like lightning and vibrant colors, often an overwhelming red tone. It's a hysterical and obscure follow-up with a much-needed splash of humor. The crocodile attacks are quite hilarious. Neville…

  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem

    ★★★½

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #28 of 30

    Having now seen three Rob Zombie films I can probably say that he's not 100% my jam, maybe its just because I'm not quite accustomed to him as a director. His films is definitely an acquired taste. I really appreciate what he's going for here, there's flashes of visionary brilliance, balls, ambition, and technical flair as it explores isolation and depression, but the emotional core of Heidi fighting her inner demons never really…

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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.