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  • Repo Man
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Withnail & I
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • Hellraiser: Revelations

  • Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime

    ★★★★

  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    ★★

  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die

    ★★★½

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  • S. Darko

    S. Darko

    ★★★★

    "She told me she thought her brother was the lucky one. Everybody would remember him and love him forever."

    Working within the rules of The Philosophy of Time Travel, and continuing Roberta Sparrow's intent unto the second generation, a paean for the minor character, those who continue after the story has finished and its players leave the stage, S. Darko is the story no one wanted or needed, least of all those left behind.

    Those lost souls, the abandoned young—small…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★½

    "Why do you have to make things so fucking complicated?"

    A character actually says that in this film, and no one—not even Simon Pegg—stops to turn and stare at the camera knowingly.

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  • Hellraiser: Revelations

    Hellraiser: Revelations

    "I don't know, but something's not right here. None of this adds up. And we're just sitting here, waiting."

    True story: when you open the Lament Configuration and Pinhead is too busy, the Cenobites just play this film for you while you're waiting.

    I joke. They actually play you Hellraiser: Hellworld.

    This is better than that, marginally.

  • Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime

    Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime

    ★★★★

    "Look, brain queef—why are we bringing a surfboard and do-it-yourself flotation doll to some launchpad? Should I grab my bikini and guitar? And where the fuck is everybody anyway?"

    A couple wake up after a post-Halloween one night stand to find the world Raptured and themselves pursued by an Agent Smith-alike. Can they save Earth from the twin menaces of an AI overlord and multiverse collision?

    This isn't a good bad movie, nor even a bad good movie—it's a great…

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  • Post Mortem Mary

    Post Mortem Mary

    ★★★½

    "The most important thing is that they look alive."

    Period Australian horror drama, following a post-mortem photographer, and her young daughter, her protégé. This succeeds admirably on solid production and costume design, with involving music and sound effects, and strong performances - especially Charrington as Mary, the young girl left alone with her first job, a child dead two weeks, who proves a... challenging subject.

    The lighting and direction amp up every moment of suspense, the editing cuts are perfect,…

  • The House by the Cemetery

    The House by the Cemetery

    ★★★★

    Hooptober8.0, Day Twenty.
    Six Countries - 6 of 6.
    Four Films From 1981 - 3 of 4.
    Two Haunted House Films - 2 of 2.

    "Bob? Ann? Bob! Ann! Norman... Ann?"

    A couple and their young son move into a house... by the cemetery. But that's not all—there are psychic kids and creepy dolls, recalcitrant babysitters, rabid bats, and spooky photographs portending doom; there's a tombstone set into the living room floor and the cellar door is nailed shut.

    The…