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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Exorcist
  • Night of the Living Dead
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  • An Autumn Afternoon

    ★★★½

  • The Descent

    ★★★★

  • Coherence

    ★★★½

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  • An Autumn Afternoon

    An Autumn Afternoon

    ★★★½

    Watched as part of my October 2021 Challenge.



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    "In the end, we spend our lives alone... all alone."




    An Autumn Afternoon follows Shūhei Hirayama (Chishū Ryū), an aging widower torn between his parental duty of arranging a marriage for her daughter, Michiko (Shima Iwashita) and her desire to remain with him and take care of him and her younger brother. If it sounds similar to other film, that's because there are several parallelisms between this film and Ozu's own…

  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★★

    Watched as part of my October 2021 Challenge.



    A film from the 2000s


    "Sarah, the worst thing that can happen to you has already happened. It’s over, and you’re here. You didn’t give up. This is just a poxy little cave. You’ve got nothing left to be afraid of."




    Trauma is a life-altering experience. Whether it's an accident, an assault, the loss of a home, or a loved one, it's hard or maybe even impossible to fully recover. A lot…

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★

    Rarely do I feel the need, or urge, to rewatch a film so quickly. Ironically, one of the 2 times I remember doing it was with Lynch's Mulholland Drive (the other one was with Memento). I had to see this again and it's amazing how much a rewatch helps with trying to understand things (emphasis on "Trying"!). Such a mesmerizing film.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

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

    Watched as part of my February 2018 Challenge.

    A film with a face on the poster
    A Best Picture nominee



    "The mistakes I've made, I've made again. They can no longer be ignored. There are things nagging at me. Things that now must be done. Things I simply cannot do without you. To keep my sour heart from choking. To break a curse. A house that doesn't change is a dead house."



    A lot of what happens in Phantom Thread