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  • Misery

    Misery

    ★★★½

    In order to create sometimes we must destroy. “You cant,” Annie Wilkes proclaims! In a symbol of self destruction he burns the last pages of Misery. “Why not. I learnt it from you.” Cocaine is a weird drug when it gives you one of the most memorable horror films I can remember in recent memory. Misery is a loyal improvement on adapting Stephen King stories and The Shining is in a whole other dimensional class, but I see them as…

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    ★★★★

    Know why I like this universally panned movie. Simply because Tom Cruise lost control of his beloved franchise when John Woo: The King of Slo-Mo came in and reeked havoc in the most magnificent of ways. There are action sequences in MI2 so poetic that Hans Zimmer was all to happy to provide his scorching soundtrack. Crunchy explosions, unapologetic screenwriting and a whole lot of aggressive potential. This film is John Woo. Things to expect:

    Sunglasses exploding transitions, windy hair…

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  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★½

    [Elvis Presley's voice]
    I like you Quentin. Always have, always will.
    [imitates a guns shot]

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    In the grand scheme of things: this just might be his masterpiece.

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    I had watched this film when I was a kid, at that time, how could I have possibly known how the perpetual nature of memories as narrative would spark my interest in pure films like Solaris then stoke the flames for my even more habitual appetite for movies as a constant cerebral escape. They all seemed one and the same when I finally returned to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    The revisit felt full circle. The film that really…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Structurally Suspiria is a film about the fable of witches, but screw structure, because this film is really about two things; suspense and the tools to which films can achieve it without killing it. Whether you like Argento or not -- if this is the first of his films you’ve seen, you must know he just does not achieve anything higher – you can dream, but this is the only Argento film I like and that may be a unpopular…