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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

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    A perfect sequel in that it uses what worked in the first film - heart, earnestness, character, charm - but doesn't overdo them. The world of the first film is perfectly recaptured, including a great cameo from a minor character in the first film and the totally unexplained calypso band, and all of the sincerity and optimism of that film is captured as well, to the point that I was practically in tears throughout the entire runtime. It also replaces…

  • Oculus

    Oculus

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    It's a shame that 2017's It adaptation didn't go to Flanagan; he may have been the only working horror director today who could have given us a true adaptation of the novel's blending of past and present, just as he does in the whirlwind last act of Oculus. It's this relentless bit of film here that's solidified Flanagan as one to watch for me, as we transition into the illusory past in this film something truly special happens. Backed up…

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  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

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    Everyone knows that Titanic was two VHS tapes, not one.

  • Alien

    Alien

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    Hooptober 28/31

    Film 3/3 from director Ridley Scott

    Well, this is it. I’ve been putting off this review for a while. I’ve seen it a few times since joining Letterboxd. I have a tiny little review of it that I posted early. It’s one of the few films I have rated at 5 stars, and will likely always sit in my top 4 on my profile. It is a defining film for me; not just in my tastes, but how…