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  • Old Joy

    ★★★★

  • Snuff-Movie

    ★★½

  • Halloween

    ★★½

  • The Velvet Underground

    ★★★★½

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  • Snuff-Movie

    Snuff-Movie

    ★★½

    it's been a while since a film that i'm trying hard to like expends so much energy trying to make me dislike it...

    there's something here (like two or three separate films / ideas), just not quite enough to hold it together for an hour and a half. there's a bit of grindhouse, bit of the red shoe diaries, bits of a ken russell meets michael winterbottom wink to the whole thing.

    it engages when it starts asking questions about…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★½

    too many buts.

    i'm generally happy to defend zombie's schtick, but goddamn he could've done with a co-writer here.

    i'm cool with his attempts to create rather than just present a monster, but the endlessly hinky dialogue and a mid-film lapse back into xeroxed carpenter halloween means it just don't quite work.

    he refines a lot of this for the much improved yet heroically flawed sequel, but the potential for a fascinating two-hander was just that - potential.

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