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  • We Go On

    We Go On

    ★★★½

    Shonky acting aside (Haley Joel Osmont saw dead people way better) this was quite a fun ghost movie that balanced the jump scares well with the general sense of haunting.

    Deficient in quite a few ways - pacing, plot, acting - it still held my attention for the duration.

  • Everest

    Everest

    ★★½

    A massive disappointment. Everest has always held a deep fascination for me, and having read books over the years from Bonington and Messner through Grylls and Krakauer I found this to completely miss the single most important aspect of Everest : Human Nature.

    The visuals are impressive, but at the key points they lose fidelity, and keeping track of the narrative becomes hard. There also seem to be dramatic sequences added for cinematic purpose rather than effectively capturing the most…

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  • Escape from Tomorrow

    Escape from Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

    This is not a perfect film. It's not even necessarily great arthouse cinema. But god damn, they shot an entire surrealist/horror feature film guerrilla style at Disney World, without permission, and got it released.

    Comparisons to Buñuel and Lynch are fair, and the disturbing plot device of the protagonist creeping on two French teens throughout brings inevitable Polanski references as well. But it's quite funny, mostly intentionally, and borrows liberally from Disney tropes to setup a most strange balance.

    A…

  • Deep Dark

    Deep Dark

    ★★★★

    I shouldn't have liked this as much as I did. It's fairly shoddy. The acting is weak and I could get past one of the actors looking like Gary Neville, yet somehow I wanted to know where it was going, and cared about the disembodied voice of the entity. Worth a watch if you're feeling generous and want something a bit off-the-wall.