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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me


    "And the angels wouldn't help you.
    Because they've all gone away."

    You want to hear something kind of sad? By the time I got midway through season 2 of Twin Peaks, I realised I was more hyped to see Fire Walk With Me than I had been to see the last two Star Wars movies. And if you know me, you'll know that's really saying something.

    So did it deliver on that hype?



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  • The Ward

    The Ward


    "Sleep tight, sugar."

    The Ward is a quasi-supernatural chiller, with a few genuine frights but also far too many jump scares. The film isn't an outright failure like some have made it out to be, but it's far too generic to be a success. Oh, and it also happens to be the last entry in the filmography of a horror legend. Based on this evidence, maybe JC should remain focused on his music career.

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  • Green Room

    Green Room


    "Who are you?"
    "Odin Himself."

    Tight, tense, and terrifying. Green Room may be this generation's Assault on Precinct 13. It's certainly more gripping than Blue Ruin, mostly by virtue of having better protagonists. Anton Yelchin is fantastic, and so are his band mates. I just wish every character got more screen time - I don't know if that's a good sign or a bad one. Either way, I actually want to watch this again, like, right now.

    And speaking as a Scott Pilgrim fan, it was pretty sweet to see Mark Webber again (Stephen Stills!), even if he's almost unrecognisable as a Neo-Nazi skinhead.

  • mother!




    Supreme headfuckery, expertly filmed. Bardem is excellent, while Lawrence delivers what might be her greatest performance. The allegory is blatantly obvious, but even that becomes irrelevant when the last act arrives. Overall, a malevolent and uncompromising ordeal - the cinematic equivalent of a boot to the head. This is my first experience with Darren Aronofsky, and it won't be my last.

    All of this has happened before,
    and of this will happen again.