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  • The Grifters

    The Grifters

    ★★★½

    FULL REVIEW ON THE GEEK SHOW

    "Although functionally noir, the execution isn’t quite the same. One of the core traits of a film noir is its dense plotting, that isn’t true here the first hour opts for a more vagrant construction with the movie instead serving character development and building the world. Another trait of the noir was their fast-talking ways, instead, Frears has installed a patience into the text that allows us to understand who the characters are rather…

  • Revenge

    Revenge

    ★★½

    I hate to review people's reviews but Revenge has made that unavoidable. This confident feature début has lashings of style, a great eye for the cinematography and grizzly gore, but a smart film it is not. This is Love Witch all over again - just because a rape-revenge movie has something to say about the male gaze, especially when fronted by a female filmmaker, it does not make said filmmaker a great new feminist voice. Jen (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz)…

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  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★

    Once upon a time the comedy movie was funny and they were directed by people who had a vision that they wanted to bring to life on the big screen. Now, in 2018, the comedy movie is a flat, tepid unfunny vehicle for SNL alumni and so many romantic comedies that don't complete either of those traits. Game Night is more former than latter. This is a film made by film makers and not the anti-comedy committee who keeps throwing…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    A pseudo-slasher that takes an incredibly simple premise and gets a great deal of mileage out of it thanks to a knowledgeable and witty script drenched in the meta. The film cranks up the atmosphere and tension beautifully making the eventual emergence of just some guy or girl (sometimes in a state of undress) gloriously creepy. This finely tuned atmosphere and anticipation is worth a million jump scare predicated horror bores. All of this is topped up with flowing cinematography and brooding score by Disasterpeace. That score - well, they are clearly just showing off, aren't they?