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  • 20th Century Women
  • Holiday
  • Something Wild
  • On Body and Soul

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  • He's All That

    ★½

  • She's All That

  • Midnight Mass

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor

    ★★★½

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  • The Haunting of Bly Manor

    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    ★★★½

    to the extent that riding off the coattails of wildly successful, pre-established works can be considered brave, you kinda have to admire mike flanagan for deciding to re-adapt the turn of the screw a year after making a sequel to the fucking shining. probably (and correctly) knowing that this would never touch the innocents, this leans harder into the melodrama and further away from the near-unparalleled terror that jack clayton's adaptation revels in.

    in doing so, the psychosexual subtext gets…

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    The Haunting of Hill House

    ★★★★

    if you enjoy grieving for fictional characters, this one's for you! pity about the piss-soaked colour grading though - why does no one mention how fucking distracting the modern day portions are? sterile middle class settings, yellow everything, just awful. especially when the stuff set in the past generally looks handsome! also it does the dumb student film thing where every transition between time periods is marked by match cuts - difficult to convey just how many times this technique…

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  • Girl on the Third Floor

    Girl on the Third Floor

    ★★★

    I cannot overstate the sheer obsession this film has with the viscosity of cum, to the extent that I walked out of the cinema feeling as if I had some stuck in my hair.

  • The Dry

    The Dry

    ★★

    sharp objects without teeth. or anything resembling subtext, really. love that small towns exist solely for city slickers to romance old friends and solve murders

    shaved off nearly a whole star for the way this wraps up, with an absolutely inane motive tied to the most obvious suspect if you follow the formula of literally every other one of these.

    so much of this is shitty backstory smeared with shitty faux film grain and i resent the film for suggesting…