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  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Let the Right One In
  • Two Hands

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  • The Hunger

    ★★★★★

  • Curse of Chucky

    ★★★½

  • In the Earth

    ★★★★

  • Licence to Kill

    ★★★★

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  • The Hunger

    The Hunger

    ★★★★★

    It is certainly style over substance, but since I remember a lot of the substance of the novel, I'm happy with that. The novel does have a more interesting ending, but this one does work in situ. Meanwhile, there's so much lovely detail and character sketches, and of course the stellar cast and technical craft.

    The doves and decaying monkey are probably a bit much though.

  • Curse of Chucky

    Curse of Chucky

    ★★★½

    What a strange movie, particularly in contrast to Seed of Chucky, which I couldn't even score as a movie. This almost goes too far in the opposite direction, with some silky cinematography and slow creepiness (not to mention a heavily Goblin-inspired score), all leading up to a dramatic climax that then twists off rather oddly. But the trip was worth it, Fiona great, and the doll (perhaps less consistent than usual), still a marvel.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★

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

    The rhythm-less pacing and nostalgic box-ticking made it all a bit tedious, but there were still moments of spectacle to be had. The new cast was pretty good, even as they were mostly holding on to the plot as it rushed by.

    I think my main trouble was that everything was so small; certain pieces of tech notwithstanding. It wasn't really a galaxy, just 4 or 5 locations where Skywalker kin kept bumping into each other randomly. At least we…

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★½

    I couldn't say I've followed the plot of this particular franchise with close attention, but it's usually nice to see Alice back in action, and this delivers well enough. I do remember the first movie quite fondly though, and in calling back to that they do finish things off very neatly -- and possibly with more sense than might be expected.