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  • The Work

    The Work

    ★★★★

    In Folsom prison, inmates and others from outside together in group therapy. Dealing with issues such as grief, lack of parental love, and distance from loved ones. They are encouraged to go to these dark places so as to face their fear. Some of them break down, letting out years of pent-up pain. Others in the group try and comfort them or express respect at how honest the vulnerability is. Several of the listeners can relate and urge those in…

  • Headhunters

    Headhunters

    ★★★★

    A suspenseful, well-told cat-and-mouse thriller. With enough unpredictable twists and turns to satisfy. One of the best ‘nordic noirs’ of recent years.

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★½

    Could be David Cronenberg's most important, visionary, and ambitious work. A cult film that is disturbing and visually grotesque, so not for the faint of heart.
    Thought-provoking, not least because the film is a window into the future: Freely available information, avatar names, the limits of satisfaction and entertainment, the effects on your surroundings and on the mind of watching violence, sex or torture, and whether entertainment is at the expense of something more worthwhile. Does viewing kill our brain…

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    ★★★

    So many versions available on YouTube so I decided to go with the official dvd from the library. The score fits well for a thriller and particularly the chase ending stayed with me. I liked the cinematic approach to storytelling, pulling coat up over face, handcuffs, portraits on the walls, and so on. An impressive trick is when the family look up and we see the lodger (worm 's eye view) restlessly walking alone in his upstairs room. Thematically the same old from Hitchcock, this time in silent.