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  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    ★★★½

  • Barbarian

    ★★★

  • Come and See

    ★★★½

  • Kes

    ★★★★

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  • Diabolique

    Diabolique

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Breathtakingly suggestive shots, poetically inventive directing that moved me to my core, and some very impressive narrative wizardry that to this day still excites. Henri-Georges Clouzot consistently displays spectacular filmmaking with pretty much every single shot, scene, and sequence that entered my eyeballs. Seminal film. Seminal filmmaking. From the way that the long and empty hallways are shot, evoking a deep sense of loneliness and unreachable calmness after a heinous crime has been comitted, to the shots of stagnant water,…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    It Follows is one of my favorite horror movies, but for everything that I love about it, there are equally many things that I dislike about it. Taken at face value, I would rate this ★★½, a light to decent 5. But there is a solid 10 constantly present, and it is walking straight at us, at a steady pace, invisible to the naked eye.

    David Robert Mitchell constructs a world through minor gestures, but with major effects. A world,…

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  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    ★★★½

    The most personal work I’ve seen Alejandro González Iñárritu make thus far, which proves both a curse and a blessing. I initially got concerned that it was going to be a three hour long intellectual meta-analysis with a lot of comedic self-pity—basically a psychedelic Noah Baumbach flick, or some terrible try at a Terrence Malick movie. But even though the movie certainly contains elements of this, my concern about them turns out to be mostly unnecessary. A lot of the…

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★

    Certainly contains many interesting and original aspects, something that's usually (very) absent in the modern horror genre. Unfortunately, it was mostly the narrative construction that was original, leaving the actual movie itself—including the acting and the premise—shallow and even boring at times. Also, it might feature the most amount of obvious and unmistakable amount of plot-holes that I have ever been aware of during my first viewing of a movie.

    There is a strong narrative undercurrent throughout the entire movie…

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    Brutal! I didn't care particularly much for the whole establishing narrative, which seems to solely exist to further fuel the hate-drenched revenge crusade that ensues. It was quite slow, but I actually loved the pacing and the dramatic undertone that it brought. Some of the characters especially benefitted a lot from this, transcending them from simply strange to otherworldly. Subsequently, it also elevated the entire movie from feeling like just an unconventional independent art-house movie to the disturbing singularity of…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★½

    Salò is inherently transgressive, but in a purposeful manner. At no point throughout the movie did it feel exploitive or disrespectful to me, as opposed to the scenarios that are being depicted within it. Because of its unorthodox subject matter, Salò has gained a reputation for ending up on lists like ‘the top […] scariest films ever made’ or certain critics refusing to watch it, further emphasizing its notorious reputation. This makes it a confusing and even more convoluted movie…