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  • The Amusement Park

    ★★★★

  • Black Bear

    ★★★½

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★

  • Microhabitat

    ★★★★

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  • Aaaaaaaah!

    Aaaaaaaah!

    ★★★★½

    I believe this is a near-perfect effort considering the concept, but at the same time, I can't outright recommend it to anyone without knowing how it'll be received.

    It's the wildest and most bizarre film I've seen since The Greasy Strangler (that's high praise from me), and though both are very different films, both in style, concept and execution, they are both vying for the most what the fuck feature of the last decade.

    It's important to note that for…

  • Deep Water

    Deep Water

    ★★★½

    I kind of loved this. So much so I even recommended it to my mother-in-law when she was visiting.

    One would imagine that if one's wife is screwing around with other men so openly - also shamelessly flirting in full view of husband and friends (specifically with men younger than the husband), then one would assume that they have some sort of understanding about it all.
    Unfortunately, Affleck's character never got an official memo declaring it an open marriage, and…

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  • The Amusement Park

    The Amusement Park

    ★★★★

    I can see now why this long ago commissioned educational video about ageism and elder abuse/manipulation fits quite comfortably in the horror genre.
    I would like to think that the elderly are treated better today than they were 5 decades ago, that this type of discrimination is absent, and those in need of care do receive the necessary attention and support.

    As is also mentioned at the start of the film, we will all reach old age someday (unless the…

  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    ★★★½

    Isn't it great when you get a 2 in 1 bundle?
    Because Black Bear is two films with the same actors under the same umbrella.

    A bickering couple welcomes a writer/actress into their home as part of a rental getaway for visitors. Doesn't take a mastermind to figure out where this might be headed, especially when that guest is Aubrey Plaza.
    But to my dismay, the first part ends just as the three main actors enter a clash past the…

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★

    The novelty of the first seems to have worn off a bit here, as the story (also written by Hardy) wants to be both a conflicted buddy comedy (and reminding me of Stuck on You - 2003) as well as having reluctant good guys taking on an equal foe.
    Personally, I was amused enough with the Hardy/Venom shenanigans, despite Venom laying waste to his host's pretty nice apartment during one particularly bad argument, which was painful to watch, despite knowing…

  • Never Gonna Snow Again

    Never Gonna Snow Again

    ★★★★

    When an enigmatic foreigner takes up a job as a masseur in a posh suburban community, we're treated to a collage of residents and their lives; made up of families, housewives, widows, loners and the odd cheating husband.
    But the synopsis does a fairly good job explaining the gist of this film already.

    It's a placid and mesmerising feature that weaves a certain beauty throughout the everyday interactions between the residents and the man who "sees" them.


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