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  • A Whisper in the Dark

    A Whisper in the Dark

    ★½

    One of the most boring “evil child” movies I’ve ever seen. It tries to be like The Turn of the Screw and The Other, with the feel of Don’t Look Now. It’s well made in a technical sense and the story had a lot of potential, but it’s way too long and nothing happens! I don’t mind subtle horror but this was so subtle as to be almost nonexistent. The only noteworthy thing about it is Pino Donaggio’s score. Everything else is just bland and forgettable.

  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★★★

    One of the most profoundly beautiful movies ever made. It never fails to astound me with its complex, almost novelistic characterization, a perfect marriage between Anthony Richmond’s powerful cinematography and Graeme Clifford’s intricate editing, brought together through Nicolas Roeg’s genius. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland were never better, and their infamous love scene is not scandalous but incredibly poignant. Pino Donaggio’s music is masterful. The ending doesn’t frighten me, it makes me cry. It could possibly be the single most brilliant sequence in the history of cinema. Everything about this movie is perfect.

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  • Flashdance

    Flashdance

    ★★★½

    Yeah, Flashdance is a silly movie with a banal script – I don't care. There are several reasons why I enjoy this movie. First of all, and most importantly, it has one of the greatest soundtracks of all-time. "Flashdance... What a Feeling" is such an inspiring, catchy, pop anthem, and Giorgio Moroder is a god. "Manhunt", "Maniac", "He's a Dream", "Romeo" – so many great tunes, and they make up for the fact that a LOT of screen time is…

  • The House That Screamed

    The House That Screamed

    ★★★★★

    Man, oh, man! Just when I'm beginning to think I've seen every horror movie worth watching, an obscure gem like this one here sneaks up on me and blows me right the fuck away. 'La Residencia' is an unjustly overlooked masterpiece. It's a bit leisurely-paced, but the characters and mood and atmosphere – not to mention the lush, melodic score by Waldo de los Ríos – are all strong enough to hold interest. By the end, I was spellbound. See it!