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  • Young Mr. Lincoln
  • Borgman
  • Häxan
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  • Untraceable

    ★★★½

  • The Round-Up

    ★★★½

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    ★★★★½

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  • X

    X

    ★½

    Utterly shallow and banal in all the worst ways. Slashers tend to be shallow by the inherent nature of the genre but the difference between this and something like Halloween is that Halloween is a dedicated and earnest work full of genuine cinematic craftsmanship to build tension, atmosphere and make it worthwhile. X has precisely none of that. It's constructed really like any other lame modern horror film and that leads to the "scares" having no real impact or weight…

  • Sogobi

    Sogobi

    ★★★★½

    Mankind's need to impose itself on everything it encounters, and the inability of that everything to avoid being imposed upon. Benning shows imagery of the wilderness that create such bliss and peace, that even the mundane impacts of humanity feel harrowing. A helicopter blasting its way over a lake is an intruder here. An empty billboard blocking out parts of the horizon - with no advertisements it serves no purpose other than a monument to the fact that mankind was…

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes I reflect on how lucky Wes Anderson truly is to be in the position of recognition he has achieved. Most other directors this dynamic, this fresh, this original, have been cast away from fame as more easily palatable and simplistic directors achieve that mainstream success. Because it's undoubtable that he is a unique voice, arguably the most unique working today, and that should be recognised and defended.

    I've seen the usual criticisms that Anderson's work always gets tossed out…

  • Jesus Camp

    Jesus Camp

    ★★★★½

    Despite what many internet atheists will have you believe, most Christians (and most religious people for that matter) are in fact perfectly normal, reasonable people. Belief in a higher power is not a sign of a lack of intelligence or critical reasoning, nor is it an indication of bigotry or craziness, obviously. But of course, people like the stereotypes exist. A lot of these attitudes towards religion are surely forged through experiences like the ones seen in this film, a…