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Favorite Cold-Looking Movies. BTW, if I give any such film 3-Stars then it's gotta be worth seeing if the material interests you.

Favorite films

  • The Shining
  • The Thing
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Grey

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★

  • Dogville

    ★★★½

  • Repulsion

    ★★★★★

  • Single White Female

    ★★★

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    The best horror film ever made and probably the best one there will ever be. Stanley Kubrick’s claustrophobic chiller takes place on the high altitudes of the Colorado Rockies peaking in a rough snowstorm. Inside the Overlook Hotel which has been closed during the off-season, caretaker Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) gets cabin fever while the wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd) grow withdrawn, gather mistrust. Many devotees over the years have revered Kubrick's mindbender for its supernatural elements, its…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    There are people in this world with artistic talent, like Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), who get into some minor spotlight with audiences but somehow the great success eludes them. On the stage in 1961 Greenwich Village, folk singer Llewyn commands the attention of the crowd and he can move them with his song “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me.” Except after awhile you can tell Llewyn is sick of that particular song and would like to be popular for something else.…

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★

    What entails is a 1386 France historical account of shaming the “weaker” sex after she accuses a squire of raping her.

    The opening section has a graceless, lumbering cutting aesthetic that leaps forward years at a time without establishing enough basics. Told in three chapters that’s a “Rashomon”-like testimony, it begins with the dishonored husband Sir Jean de Corrouges’ (Matt Damon) view of the events which might be deliberately dim. It’s only when we get Jacques Le Gris’ (Adam Driver)…

  • Dogville

    Dogville

    ★★★½

    I first want to declare that I am totally for the controversial closing credits that’s a collage of photographs that wails of impoverished black people whom are hungry, derelict and beaten, while David Bowie’s “Young Americans” blares on the soundtrack.

    They say Lars von Trier made an anti-American film, no more obvious than what he does with that end collage. In a way, those photographs tie together with the rest of the subjugation of its heroine. But let’s consider the…

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  • Repulsion

    Repulsion

    ★★★★★

    “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.” – Director Roman Polanski

    Hypnotic cinema when watched in the dark. Roman Polanski’s Repulsion is a masterpiece of psychological horror shot in peerless mood-altering black & white. It is essentially about a woman who cannot live on her own. Her sister vacations for ten days, and during that time the dwelling goes from unassuming apartment to house of horrors. Carol fears social encounters, especially with men. She is repulsed by…

  • Walkabout

    Walkabout

    ★★★★★

    In Australia when an Aborigine man-child reaches sixteen, he is sent out into the land. For months he must live from it. Sleep on it. Eat of its fruit and flesh. Stay alive. Even if means killing his fellow creatures. The Aborigines call it the Walkabout. This is the story of a Walkabout.” – Prologue

    The greatest film ever made. Walkabout features two city children lost in the Outback, luckily saved by an Aborigine boy who is on his yearlong…