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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★½

    52 Years in 52 Weeks (2018)
    2007

    Watched the Director's Cut on Warner Bros blu-ray.

    What a great way to finish the 52 Years challenge! This was a fantastic procedural mystery thriller, totally engrossing even though there is no payoff. Terrific acting, great directing, one of the best films of the 2000s no doubt! The only negative I have to say about this is that it's really long, at almost three hours. But the pacing is really good, so it's…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Watched this on UHD via Cult Films 4K indiegogo release.

    Bumping this up to 5 stars. I don't really care that the storytelling is bollocks, this movie is so damn watchable and gorgeous.

    I've watched this now multiple times via different media options this year, streaming and blu-ray. Mubi has pretty good video quality, though temporary because it's Mubi, and Kanopy in the US has pretty crap video quality. The Synapse blu-ray from the United States has a stunning 4K…

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  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    ★★★★½

    52 Years in 52 Weeks
    1975
    Horror x52 (2018)
    Week 27 - Giallo
    FilmEra’s March Pick 3

    Watched this on the UK standard blu-ray edition from Arrow Video. Default audio option was a combo of Italian and English.

    This is the sixth Argento movie I’ve watched (and really the sixth in the past few months), and the third giallo of his. While I’ve always enjoyed his movies for the visual appeal, storytelling has not been very strong. I watched Cat…

  • Diabolique

    Diabolique

    ★★★★½

    Hooptober 5
    #3
    Horror x52 2018
    Rewatch

    Watched this on Criterion Collection blu-ray.

    I remember really liking this the first time I watched this ~10 years ago on Criterion Collection DVD. I didn't really know it back then, but I really dig a 'cockian thriller, and this a damn good one. The buildup to that ending was good, and that ending was really executed. It shocked the fuck out of me years ago and it's still great now. I don't know why I haven't seen anything else from Clouzot, but I should. The intro on the blu-ray is really good too.