suttercain

suttercain

Half as clever and twice as pretentious as I'd like to be...

Favorite films

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Dark City

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  • What Happened Was...

    ★★★★

  • Incendies

    ★★★★★

  • Eden Lake

    ½

  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★★

    I finished the second Dune and wanted more Dune, but with no more Dune, or other English language filmography options left to be had, I decided to ride my Villeneuve high by throwing this on. Both good idea and bad. I don't know if one is ever prepared for a film of this weight and painful beauty, but I was certainly not. Villeneuve can get away with saying that for film the words don't matter as much when he's capable of speaking with such volume and clarity through his images.

  • Eden Lake

    Eden Lake

    ½

    Slow, turgid, unoriginal. I'm glad we're done with the mini-explosion of "look how bleak I am" thrillers from this era. A snuff film without the authenticity or animating spirit. People will claim quality here merely because the actors have English accents, but don't be bamboozled by blimey bullshit. And look, I love a dirty Kelly Reilly, but not this dirty. That's a half star because there is no affirmative zero star rating.

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  • The Midnight Sky

    The Midnight Sky

    ★★

    Bad Astra

  • Premonition

    Premonition

    ★★½

    For the first hour you'll wonder why you've never heard of such a good movie, but the last half hour will tell you why it's both not so good and largely forgotten. The first hour is so effective but will leave you wondering how they're going to land this plane, and the answer is it doesn't; it manages a controlled crash where the occupants escape with their lives, but the plane is a mangled mess.