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  • Homicide
  • The Train
  • The Batman
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

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  • Sinister

    ★★★½

  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    ★★★½

  • That Cold Day in the Park

    ★★★½

  • Flux Gourmet

    ★★★★

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  • Sinister

    Sinister

    ★★★½

    Depicting the extent of Ellison's sordid choices is what I'm bound to remember. A superb hook has been devised where an arrogant crime novelist is desperate for artistic inspiration and relocates his family to a place where these ghastly murders happened. The scope of that behaviour is furthered, too, as Ellison guzzles whiskey throughout the snuff footage (with Lawn Work '86 and Family Hanging Out '11 being the creepiest), let alone Tracy's concerned query which is responded by baseless denial.…

  • Flux Gourmet

    Flux Gourmet

    ★★★★

    Odd fetishes have returned to Strickland's enthralling wheelhouse once again. Carnal lepidopterists in The Duke of Burgundy and evil ateliers from In Fabric were a part of their fetching milieu. (Both of them are hypnotic homages to giallo cinema.) Ripe fascination is still intact in this blackly comic satire that begins with a sonic caterer trio (who cook meals to abrasive sound effects!), which then springboards on their irascible writer's gastro issues, all unfurled through a twisted platform of power…

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  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★

    Most folks would recall John Hughes' coming-of-age misfits, the raunchier shtick in Porky's, or those hangout vibes in Fast Times. On a more pungent note, there stood a revengeful, satirically anti-suicide black comedy which subverted American teen society with its cynical eyes. This movie is hilariously nasty, ahead of its time and still relevant. And no doubt, I get a sadistic smirk as liquid drainer is misled to be a hangover cure! That's my kind of twisted humour.

    Nowadays, I…

  • Arabian Nights

    Arabian Nights

    ★★★★

    In which Pasolini's observance on life, death and prurience has now reached its peak. Took me until the third installment to get gobsmacked...but what he's learned and achieved in the final chapter is an ability to touch upon deeper, human qualities. Interestingly, the topics remains similar to The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales, as does his dependence on non-traditional storytelling to subvert traditional roles.

    But the key difference is that wonderfully human edge. He's unlocked a magnificent feeling on what…