Muffintree

Muffintree

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Just a guy who loves film (modern and classic).
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Favorite film #4 = favourite of the current year.

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  • The Reckoning

    The Reckoning

    ★½

    This may literally be the stupidest movie I've ever seen.

  • The Power

    The Power

    ★★★★

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

    THE POWER is an extremely blunt film about the silencing of girls and women about sexual abuse. The main character, Val, is a nurse taking her first post at a huge, old hospital. Gradually it emerges that Val has a 'past' - she suffered sexual abuse at an orphanage and accused the headmaster, only to later recant her testimony under the pressure of the nuns. She brings this past trauma with her to the hospital where she becomes possessed by…

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  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ½

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

    Half-star reviews are reserved for films that make the world a worse place. This is one of them. The plot 'twist' is thuddingly obvious from about the halfway point and requires an almost overwhelming suspension of disbelief to accept (also, Chekov's gun will have to be renamed after this one - "well, I'm leaving now - guess I'd better show you where the GUN IS!! The combo is 1-2-3-4-5 because I'm a fucking idiot"). It treats trauma, suicide and mental…

  • Wings

    Wings

    ★★★½

    Film School Dropouts 2019 - Week One
    Actress - Clara Bow

    WINGS is an extraordinary technical achievement - the aerial photography, the re-creation of the Western Front in Texas, the sheer logistics of organizing the battle scenes with thousands of extras. It's well worth watching for anyone interested in early cinema or war films.

    One of my favourite touches was the sense of fatalism conveyed in some of the conversations. I've read a fair number of Great War letters from…