Witches Cradle

Witches Cradle

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I like movies.

**** Unity = 4.5-5
*** Must-see = 3.5-4
** Worth seeing = 2.5-3
* Has redeeming qualities = 1.5-2
° Worthless = 0.5-1

Favorite films

  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Thunder
  • Grim

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  • Park Row

    ★★★★

  • Society

    ★★★½

  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

    ★★★½

  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    ★★★★

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★½

    Very, very sweet! But I do wonder about the hype (which isn't really Ducournau's fault), because as far as body horror goes this lacks a lot in terms of sensuality. Where someone like Tsukamoto would really get in there, into the textures of flesh and metal and whatever the hell you get when the two mix, this stays back to watch the car bounce for the sake of a sight gag. Same goes for the firemen dance scene, the gender…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★½

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

    Hopeful readings of the blatantly sexist slashers that came in this movie's wake as reclaimable/unintentional feminist commentary on patriarchal violence frankly seem a bit limp when you watch this and find a disembodied POV murderer who is an MPD nuclear family unto himself, an almost metaphysical patriarchal force lacking a personality of their own. And that the red herring boyfriend isn't really a red herring, he's just as much a mortal threat to Jess as the lunatic upstairs.

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  • The Beaver

    The Beaver

    Mel Gibson battles with depression in this, and personally, I was rooting for depression.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★½

    Honestly did not expect to rate this so highly. It’s so… modest? Some residually "white elephant" pretentious part of me feels like I shouldn’t rank it as a great work simply because it doesn’t reach as "high" as other great kid’s animated films, like Mononoke or the Iron Giant. But this film isn’t good by virtue of aiming low. In fact, the sun-bleached warmth and imagination of this film isn’t aiming low at all. I haven’t felt this genuine a…