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  • Satantango
  • Showgirls
  • Knight of Cups
  • My Blueberry Nights

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  • Halloween

    ★★½

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★½

  • She's Gotta Have It

    ★½

  • Pickpocket

    ★★★★

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    [Recommended by Sean Burdett]

    [Watched the unrated director's cut]

    Starts off rather solid until it slides into being sort of bad and tedious.

    So I've been interested in getting round to Rob Zombie's films for a while now, his Halloween duology in particular. This is more to do with wanting to see what's up with Halloween II above anything else, which I will get round to some point next month I'm sure. But what about Rob Zombie's first film out…

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★½

    I mean come on, how can you not smile at that ending?

    Fair enough if this doesn't do much at all for you – this sort of cutesy twee stuff is very hit or miss with myself – but there's something endearing about the presentation of the ideas and the character of Marcel that managed to win me over. If there's one thing which does elevate Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, it's got to be how impressive some of…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Captures a lot of what's wrong with the philosophies of the modern world and contemporary mainstream filmmaking, neatly wrapped up into 140 minutes of noise and empty calories with a pretty little bow on top.

    My worst fears have come true: This is very average in almost every conceivable way. This is probably the most apparent form of what I like to call 'whirlwind cinema', in which the filmmakers essentially gish gallop the audience to overwhelm you to feel something.…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    It’s not quite the worst film I’ve ever seen, but the fact that it’s in the running is sure enough to ring alarm bells and raise red flags. 

    I was writing a long review for why I hate this, literally everything about this, but I got so depressed writing it that I just stopped and left it because I just can’t bring myself to articulate my thoughts :(

    Sorry guys, but I’m just not in the mood to do this,…