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  • Crooks in Clover
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • World on a Wire

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  • Watcher

    ★★★

  • Dual

    ★★★

  • The Accountant

    ★★★

  • The Happytime Murders

    ★★★★

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  • Taking Lives

    Taking Lives

    ★★½

    Oliver Martinez slaps Angelina Jolie so hard across the face in this that I nearly fell out of lockdown. Strangely inciting and unecesarry scene in an ok movie from the early noughties. Not much else to say on this rewatch other than I notice Ethan Hawke again finds himself in a collarless shirt.

  • The Princess and the Frog

    The Princess and the Frog

    ★★★½

    Jeepers! Keith David's despicable Dr Facilier sure is scary!
    My new favourite Disney Villain (step aside, Ursula!).

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Scarlett Johansson is remarkable as an alien who dresses up like a prostitute and drives around the rough parts of Glasgow in a white transit van, looking for men to kidnap.

    Under the Skin excels in visual storytelling and within the sparse and subtly structured narrative there's room for interpretation, which was utterly absorbing. Combined with some claustrophobically vivid slices of social realism and the impressive use of colour and shape, this becomes a very beautiful, gripping and often frightening…

  • The Company of Wolves

    The Company of Wolves

    ★★★★

    A fantasy horror anthology that explores Rosaleen’s sexual awakening and the machinations of those wolves that would seek to exploit her innocence.

    There’s a lot of plot in here with two framing segments and four individual stories, but not unlike the folkloric tales you would have read as a kid, the multiple storylines within The Company of Wolves are perhaps not as important as the symbolic messages contained within each of these stories. These narrative threads are continually overshadowed by…