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  • The Babysitter

    The Babysitter

    ★★

    You know that feeling of surprise you feel when scrolling through posters for movies and encounter something you’ve never seen and wonder… “how on earth did I ever miss this?” And then you watch it and you realize that somehow, the universe did you a favor by burying it?

    That’s exactly the feeling I had watching The Babysitter, a silly thriller about 3 guys with a crush on the babysitter played by the lovely pouty Alicia Silverstone. The men include…

  • Prevenge

    Prevenge

    ★★★½

    A brilliant bit of insight into motherhood and the female psyche.
    Alice Lowe is a force to be reckoned with. A nasty piece of work that penetrates far deeper than it appears to on the surface.

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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    I’ve liked, though not always enjoyed. Lars von Trier’s offerings over the past few years but for some reason, likely the combination of length and expectation, Melancholia escaped me. With his new film due for festival runs this winter, the time seemed ripe to catch up with his 2011 offering. Why did I wait so long?

    Undeniably beautiful, Melancholia is also my favourite of von Trier’s works. It’s his exploration of a woman suffering through depression on her wedding day…

  • The Impossible

    The Impossible

    ★★★★

    I must admit I wasn't particularly interested in seeing this even though I am a fan of Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Orphanage" and was very curious to see the director's follow-up. I don't care much for "based on true events" movies, particularly ones that sound as saccharin as this one which tells the true story of a family who survive the 2004 tsunami.

    Bayona more than delivers. Once the waves come crashing through the resort, "The Impossible" is stupendous. Not…