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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    What I went to watch in 2018 - Film #4

    I've been aware of McDonagh's films for a few years now but this is the first I've actually watched. And oh boy what a film this is!

    The story is pretty by the books but there are several clever and unique approaches to certain elements that make this film unbelievably fresh and fun. It is a happy tale, but it isn't necessarily a sad one either. It's very much a…

  • Tag

    Tag

    ★★★★★

    While I eagerly await the UK release of AntiPorno I thought it'd do me some good to watch some of Sion Sono''s work and holy shit if this is anything to go by he is one talented and crazy motherfucker!

    Tag meanders between absurd arthouse and gruesome grindhouse with visuals that evoke such peace and insanity respectively with such dominance. The plot follows Reina Triendl's character (s) through several different scenario having to escape an impending and unrelentless entity.

    I…

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  • Hounds of Love

    Hounds of Love

    ★★★★½

    Hounds of Love is a grim, bleak and gruesome take on the abduction sub-genre. It's cinematography is gorgeous and its atmosphere is something very special, I haven't felt this tense and unnerved watching a film like this in ages.

    I think the film's approach to focusing primarily on Emma Booth's character rather than solely on Ashleigh Cummings' Vicki was an ingenious move as it allowed us to gain a perspective from the orchestrator's point of view and to watch Booth's…

  • The Babysitter

    The Babysitter

    ★★★★★

    This film is better than it has any right to be! It's a coming of age film mixed in with a handful of horror and a sprinkling of comedy. I honestly wasn't expecting much of this, but the cast is stellar and full of small time recognizable faces. The chemistry between Samara Weaving and Judah Lewis alone is worth your time (I am desperate to see more of these two); and while the plot doesn't get going until the second…