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  • In Bruges
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Spirited Away
  • Arrival

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  • Better Watch Out

    ★★★★½

  • The Case of Hana & Alice

    ★★★½

  • The Lodge

    ★★½

  • Lamb

    ★★

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  • Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out

    ★★★★½

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

    If The Lodge was dark, twisted and mean-spirited in a way that really put me off, this is dark, twisted and mean-spirited in a way that I thought fully worked. Which is interesting, because looking at this website you'll see a lot of people who really took against this one, lobbing accusations of misogyny, perversion and incel-dom at the film, mainly because the main antagonist was a gross little freak and I guess these people still think "depiction = endorsement."…

  • The Case of Hana & Alice

    The Case of Hana & Alice

    ★★★½

    So this is an anime prequel to a live-action film I've never seen, that was released over a decade after the original came out. According to Wikipedia, said original film was originally shot as a series of short films for the 30th anniversary of Kit Kat in Japan, before the director expanded it into a whole feature. Kinda like how Mulholland Drive was partially cobbled together from extracts of a cancelled TV pilot, I guess. Whatever; that is a frankly…

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  • Luce

    Luce

    ★★

    "I understand context."

    Okay, so listen. Reviews for this thing have been golden. It has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing, which does seem to reflect what most audiences are feeling about it right now. It's getting praise left and right. Kelvin Harrison Jr, so good in It Comes at Night, seems primed to break out via this movie. It's packed to the gills with stars. It's a psychological thriller that directly attacks social ills, which…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    “Is it Dune or Dune?” asked the great mates from the Weekly Planet podcast, and at long last we have our answer.


    Despite being a massive sci fi fan, I never actually sat down and read Dune. Kind of like how I’m a fantasy fan, but I never got around to the monster that is the Lord of the Rings trilogy and its multiple appendixes. I also never saw the first movie adaptation they tried to make back in ‘84,…