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  • The Vigil

    The Vigil

    ★★★

    *throws my horror script about sitting shiva in the trash*

    Four star first half and a two star second half

  • Demonlover

    Demonlover

    ★★★★★

    Watched the new 2K restoration courtesy of Film Society at Lincoln Center.

    Shades of VIDEODROME but distinctly Assayas, aka catnip for me. Prescient is an understatement. Did Olivier Assayas predict Kink dot com??? 

    Also going to go ahead and call the poisoning subplot an I KNOW WHAR YOU DID LAST SUMMER riff. All these things are fitting, given what he’s saying here about the nature of reality resembling the movies.

    Definitely the best movie I’ve ever seen about corporate espionage…

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  • Cats

    Cats

    ½

    I’m not allowed to talk about this until tomorrow night which is terrific because I do not have the words to describe this experience!

    UPDATE:

    Tom Hooper’s CATS is truly unlike anything I’ve ever seen, I’ll give it that!

    It provides *zero* way in for those who are not already in the know, which is a bold move considering its source material is already confusing and plotless!

    It’s just 100 minutes of horrifying cat-human hybrids introducing themselves via song. That’s…

  • Treehouse

    Treehouse

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me six times, you’re the Hulu/Blumhouse Into the Dark made-for-TV movie franchise!