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  • Cast a Dark Shadow

    Cast a Dark Shadow

    I meant to watch Walkabout tonight, but I ran out of time and thought I'd go for something shorter. I'm glad I chose this!

    Dirk Bogarde stars as black widower Teddy Bare (really!). We know he's a wrong 'un right away as the lights reflect in his eyes in a sinister manner as he goes through a ghost train with his older wife Moni (Mona Washbourne). On the surface they appear devoted to one another, but when Teddy mistakenly believes…

  • Another Country

    Another Country

    Another Australian film, another upsettingly graphic scene of a kangaroo being killed in real life!

    Seriously, if my tags are to be believed (my memory certainly isn't) then the last Australian movie I watched was Wake in Fright back in January (not a great hit rate, but to be fair I spent quite a while exclusively watching Disney movies for my dissertation), and I'm hoping this doesn't become a trend.

    Anyway, I wanted to watch a David Gulpilil film to…

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  • Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises

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

    So this was expiring on Prime, and I thought I would give it a rewatch. I basically remembered three things about it from my original watch, when it was out in cinemas:

    1) It was the second Cronenberg film I had seen, after A History of Violence; it was a bit of a let-down after that, but I still liked it a lot.
    2) Something about the Russian mafia???
    3) Viggo Mortensen naked sauna fight. Though in my memory it…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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

    Of the Kaufman-written films I’ve seen (everything except Human Nature and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), there isn’t a single one I dislike. Being John Malkovich is the one I’ve rewatched most often; Synecdoche, New York is the one that moved me most deeply; Eternal Sunshine is the one I consider the most overrated, and Anomalisa is the one I consider the most underrated—but I like or love them all (I haven’t mentioned Adaptation, which I’ve been meaning to rewatch…