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  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Perfect Blue

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  • Candyman

    ★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★

  • Malignant

    ★★

  • The Ascent

    ★★★½

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    I mean... the second part isn't good from a storytelling standpoint (mostly because it's confusing and the ending doesn't arrive with any narrative momentum — even if I believe it will be clearer for anyone who has seen the 1992 Candyman. I haven't.) but the first 40 minutes or so of this movie are really great, if a bit low on the scares.

    I can't tell if the reason for the murkiness of the second half is due to a…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★

    Uneven.

    Adam Driver is a very good actor but has never been much of a singer. Marion Cottillard had to be dubbed (they should've done the same thing with Driver, IMHO). While three of the songs are undeniably beautiful, the musical direction is very lacking. The decision to make Annette a puppet is baffling (I get what they were going for — Annette is an object to Henry McHenry —, and the movie doesn't seem to have been made with…

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  • Black Mirror: Crocodile

    Black Mirror: Crocodile

    ★★★★

    I can't believe how dark this got.

  • The Lamb of God

    The Lamb of God

    Now... the twist is that the last minute is waaaaay, WAAAAAY more interesting than whatever came before it and just about nudges it beyond the 2-star rating I would have given it before. The sun rising over the village, the lovers kissing over the barbed wire, the little brother wounded like the lamb he loved. It's beautiful bleeding-heart poetry and I hope David Pinheiro Vicente goes more on that direction for his next project.

    The thing is, I just don't…