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Let’s cut-to-the-quick: With its beautiful Art and Set Direction, outstanding Costumes, lush Special Effects (a perfect pumpkin-turned-coach sequence), and a gorgeous waltz-laden score (composer Patrick Doyle a most excellent choice!), the film deserved a superior script. 472 more words

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Chilled, Not Stirred: "The House Across the Lake" (1954)

      American “hack novelist” Mark Kendrick  (Alex Nicol) sits at a yacht club bar and relates what amounts to a confessional to an unseen stranger (though the intended effect is that he is breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience). 269 more words


Five Fingers of Death (1972)

What a ride! It’s easy to look at Five Fingers of Death today and see it as just another kung-fu movie. But you need to realise how original and groundbreaking this was. 189 more words

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Simon Killer (2012)

The thing I really liked about Simon Killer was how Campos seemed to set himself a lot of visual rules and restrictions that he stuck to. 171 more words

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Starry Eyes (2014)

The score in this kicked ass. Everything else felt sort of frustratingly derivative. There’s very little here that we haven’t seen before, done with more vigor and originality. 305 more words

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Certified Copy (2010)

Certified Copy is the first Kiarostami film I’ve seen and one I’ve been waiting to tick off for some time. It’s appearance on many “Best of the Decade So Far” lists just gave me that extra kick to finally land the blu-ray in the player. 286 more words

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It Follows (2015)

High heels on concrete. A girl races from her front door to the street before circling back on herself and speeding away in the family car. 1,252 more words

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