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  • Fright Night

    Fright Night

    ★★★

    Ever since I finished Stranger Things my life has been an absolute mess. I've been completely hooked on 80s nostalgia, going through some serious withdrawal. And for the most part I'm able to suppress it and go about my daily duties, work, read and take care of my family. But on Saturday nights, when everyone has gone to bed, the urge becomes to much. My mind imaginates of that sweet, buttery, Indiana popcorn, that captures the American spirit in a…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★½

    Is it just me or does letterboxd promote your profile like crazy if you go inactive for a little bit or something? I get waaaay more followers when I'm not posting reviews for a while, it's weird, but anyways I return to filmwatching, after som book reading, music listening and TV series watching (and now I only have to wait until Halloween to see Stranger Things season 2), by seeing Get Out in theatres, an interesting film indeed. Firstly, I…

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  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    Following the currently somewhat iconoclastic credo of what makes a successful horror, Polanski extends on his own terms from, "horror lies in the unseen", to, "horror lies in the uncertain". True to form, he provides not only a fascinating story on a purely circumstantial level, but he creates an even more fascinating study of character. Here the uncertainty is made scary often simply due to the directorial choices, in some of the more experimental and psychologically rooted scenes, but this…

  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

    ★★★★★

    Finally feeling somewhat on the same page as Antonioni, and that happens in a film where communication is it's most subversive element, the one that discloses the least about what is actually going on in the film. And there is clearly a disconnect between the director/writer and his characters here. While delving into fascinating psychoanalysis, the distance remains and much like Luigi Pirandello, Antonioni lets his characters roam free without doubting the primal forces that directs the film. As though…