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  • Demons
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Paterson
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  • In the Same Breath

    ★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★★½

  • Neon City

    ★½

  • Hellraiser

    ★★★★½

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  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★★

    There's a ton of stuff I could write about this, one of the greatest sci-fi and action movies of the '90s, but one thing that stuck out on this viewing was how in the beginning of the movie, Quaid is a ripped, hypermasculine construction worker living in a slick high-tech apartment and married to Sharon Stone, but he still feels inadequate. The whole reason he wants to go to Mars is that he feels like his life is incomplete, he's…

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★½

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

    I watched Annette again. I've been thinking about it and listening to the soundtrack on repeat since I first saw it, so here I shall dump a whole bunch of thoughts and reflections.

    Only a small number of reviews of the film (at least from American critics) mention the personal tragedy behind its story: the actress Yekaterina Golubeva, who was married to director Leos Carax, died in 2011 and left Carax to raise their six-year-old daughter Nastya. Some sources say…

  • The Psychic

    The Psychic

    ★★★½

    I'm going to watch at least a couple of my unseen Fulci flicks this season, starting here with this paranormal murder mystery, an admirable and stylish movie that got a little more confusing than it needed to be but looked and sounded amazing. Wonder if the original score was ever pressed on LP...

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