Laurence Greatrex

Laurence Greatrex

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Always play with their minds.

Favorite films

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Beyond the Sea
  • High Fidelity
  • Beautiful Girls

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  • Blind Horizon

    ★★½

  • Saint Maud

    ★★★½

  • Murder in the Heartland

    ★★★

  • Deceiver

    ★★★★

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  • Blind Horizon

    Blind Horizon

    ★★½

    Amnesia assassination plot that moves at a snails pace. Had NOWHERE MAN vibes but ultimately just another cut and paste of similar thrillers…

    …with the cheesiest ending ever.

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★½

    Hooptober 6 different countries: UK

    I do love me some religious horror. The last 10 minutes saved (pun intended) this movie for me. Slow burn (ha! Another pun!) is overused, but that’s exactly what you get with this one.

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  • Happiness

    Happiness

    ★★★½

    It revels in the awkwardness. Not in the way that some unscripted comedies sit in it and run out of ideas, but in a way that keeps you as the viewer a safe distance. And it’s necessary. 

    At times the stories take it a bit too far. I think the strangest thing is it’s all one family. 

    Loved Laura Flynn Boyle and Cynthia Stevenson in this. Sure it’s easy to gush about Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but he’s nothing outside of the norm for him. If at all he’s sub par.

  • Song of the South

    Song of the South

    ★★★★

    I have a soft spot for any film that blends live action with animation. 

    There is nothing over the top blatant in your face racist in the film. You can tell it was done in the best intentions, but glossing over the history and creating a fantastical setting is also its undoing. It helps to know it is supposed to take place after slavery is abolished, yet it’s never obvious.

    The morals of the tales of Br’er Rabbit are meant…