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  • Kuroneko
  • Kisapmata
  • The Thing
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  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Titane

    ★★★★

  • Vampyr

    ★★★★

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    I've a love–hate relationship with writer-director Denis Villeneuve, as I'm fond of four of his films (Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy and Blade Runner 2049) and not really a fan of others (Arrival and Sicario), but at the end of the day, I appreciate any artist who's willing to take risks.

    Dune: Part One, naturally, is nothing but build up. The climactic moment of the movie isn't really a climax because it's just the mid-point where the movie is still building up…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    HoopTober Ocho Film 21/31
    Country: France ¦ Decade: 2020s

    TITANE is about gender, sexuality, fetishism, fatherhood, maternity, identity, and loss. The lead character (Agatha Rousselle in her feature film debut) is a mentally retarded criminal offender who never really redeems herself, so it’s hard to develop empathy for her death... But French female filmmaker Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature film is just so visceral and vibrant in its storytelling that it comes alive anyway.

    It’s a transgressive, cyberpunk, fractured fairy-tale about…

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  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

    HoopTober Ocho Film 22/31
    Criteria: Film from my birthyear

    The few stills and posters I had seen of IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS along the years always gave me an impression that this movie would scare the living shite out of me.

    "I haven't got the stomach for it."

    It’s impossible to discuss a John Carpenter film without the world building. There’s so much packed into a 95 minute movie, and it naturally feels overwhelming. It's a horrifying piece of…

  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★★

    HoopTober Ocho Film 20/31
    8th Decade: 1930s

    Vampyr – Der Traum des Allan Gray: Carl Theodor Dreyer's first sound film plays like a silent film, with minimal dialogue and sound with more emphasis on visuals and atmosphere thanks to Rudolph Maté's camera.

    Their use of shadows hearkens back to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" to create an atmosphere drenched in the unknowable horror of death. Plato's "Cave" is a concept devised by the philosopher to ruminate on the nature of…

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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    My face is beaming. I'm cock-a-hoop at watching Minari THIS early, because I've been anxious as hell and just wanted to watch Minari as soon as possible, and this is one of the best films I’ve seen this year that’s in the top four for me. From the opening moments, I knew I was in for a special movie. Director Lee Isaac Chung is hands down a major talent to keep your eyes on. How he tells this story feels…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    I don’t feel qualified enough to tell you how accurate The Father is to living with dementia or to caring for someone with it. I've never known anyone with the disease yet. But what I can tell you is that The Father triumphs in making 97 minutes feel like just an hour. It’s intense in the way Sound of Metal is captivating and Amour could never be. It’s brutally honest and doesn’t hold back any punches. It contains the best…