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GialloVacation

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Letterboxd is hell.

Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • Body Double
  • Manhunter
  • Scream

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  • The Kindred

    ★★★★

  • Gattaca

    ★★★½

  • The Invasion

    ★★★

  • Body Snatchers

    ★★★★½

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  • The Kindred

    The Kindred

    ★★★★

    Carpenter and Obrow were on a real roll in the 1980s and while this doesn’t quite scratch me where THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD does, it’s probably a superior film in every regard. The rubber monsters are varied and imaginative in ways they almost never are these days. And the story doesn’t have to be so involved, but I really enjoy all the family drama this gives us. It also gives us Amanda Pays, which makes things even better. This…

  • Gattaca

    Gattaca

    ★★★½

    Nice low-key sci-fi movie about how human potential can defy science. Love the imagery in this thing: hideous brutalist architecture that overpowers us peons, people waiting in endless lines just to “prove” they’re who the system needs them to be, and the pixelated profile photos affixed to us that don’t have to be any clearer because the system is too infallible to be gamed. Good performances, stolen by Uma Thurman who is really quite brilliant and understated. 

    “I never saved anything for the swim back.”

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  • New Nightmare

    New Nightmare

    ★★★★★

    I was 14 when this came out, and while I liked seeing Craven back doing Freddy things, I’ll be completely honest: the purpose of this one sailed right over my head.

    In fact, watching it at 40 is when it starts to click. There’s so much happening here, from Craven’s philosophies about art as the savior of mankind (I’m watching this at a time when the world is on lockdown, the entire earth talking about the books/movies/shows they’re consuming in…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★★

    An all-time favorite.