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  • Last Shift

    Last Shift

    ★★★★

    An excellent example of "minimum budget, maximum effect".

    A strong central performance coupled with a barebones story and setting, but the way they're utilised makes for an extremely creepy and unsettling viewing experience. The balance between atmospheric dread and jump scares is excellent here. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say that whenever a movie comes that can actually scare a seasoned horror fan like me, I can't help, but praise and recommend it.

    It loses one…

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★½

    Rewatched for the first time since the original release and my initial opinion remains unchanged, though now I have to "unheart" it cause I'm not planning on rewatching it again.

    Pretty much everything having to do with the actual zombie action works perfectly and is enhanced by the train setting.

    Pretty much everything about the character drama tries too hard and by the finale gets annoyingly sentimental in a way that just doesn't belong in a movie like this. Yes,…

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

    A huge disappointment!
    The one and a half stars are for the amazing technical achievement and the occasional moment with Timon And Pumba that works.

    From now on this is going to be my go-to example of how technology can't guarantee heart and soul. There's a giant disconnect between the technical prowess of the visuals and the voiceover work/writing. The voices are all wrong and constantly made me cringe and literally feel uncomfortable. And don't get me started about the…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    In "Parasite" Bong Joon-Ho is up to his usual genre-bending tricks again and it's as suspenseful and thrilling as it is metaphorical and thought-provoking.

    The film is farce at its best, right until it goes for the literal kill and things get very real. The less you know about the plot the better, cause all the twisty turny shenanigans on display are a joy to watch and they're the film's best aspect. Of course the acting, cinematography, editing and pacing…