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  • The Witch in the Window

    The Witch in the Window

    ★★★

    It's never a good thing when the director is also occupied with these many aspects and areas of a film. It would only divide him, or not. This is Andy Mitton's (Yellow brick Road, 2010) film and he makes sure that the fact has been taken care of with painstaking detail.

    Here the devil is not in the little things, here we have a "(The) Witch in the Window", a tall window, almost like gaping space between walls. And just…

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★★

    Beyond good and evil.

    'Brightburn' is a romance gone wrong with the American Dream. It's all inverted, even Kansas and that mask; intimidating, specially on a twelve year old.

    This superhero flick does not shy away from graphic violence, and I mean some serious mind altering gore and hard earned stoicism, even maybe at the cause of sufferance.

    What if the 'good hand Luke' had a change of heart and ran into a certain unfortunate someone in need of a…

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★★½

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

    Do not be mistaken. This is a film by the aberrant and outlandish Lars von Trier, who after a lengthy bout of depression made a film in 2009, which is an 'uneasy-intimate' experience with subtle, slow motion shots of snow fall, an explicit shower sex-scene and babies accidentally falling out of open windows. The camera follows the entire 23 second fall of the toddler until the tiny thing (I am still trying to convince myself that it was only a…

  • Platoon

    Platoon

    ★★★★½

    'I ain't got no quarrel with the Viet Cong... No Viet Cong ever called me nigger' - Muhammad Ali, 1966

    From Sgt. Elias (Dafoe), the hippy 'Nam veteran carrying his XM177E2 like a cross, to Lerner's (Depp) lump in the throat - that flashes by - after witnessing a war-crime, to the hardened and menacing Sgt. Barnes (Berenger) giving a career high performance with a face with more battle scars than natural features.

    The first thing the newbies witness after…