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Open Windows (2014)

You know, I’m all for pushing cinematic form and experimenting with new ways of telling a tired story but the desktop-bound trappings of Open Windows got real tired, real quick. 442 more words

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Harry Brown (2009)

Michael Caine is one of my favourite actors so I wonder why it’s taken me so long to watch Harry Brown. I think it was released here in the UK around the same time as Gran Torino and this one just got put to the back of the deck in the shuffle. 360 more words

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The Stendhal Syndrome (1995)

Dario Argento is one of the best filmmakers I’ve ever come across but his filmography is so vast and sketchy that I’ve spread it out over many years. 326 more words

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Down by Law (1986)

Yet another Jarmusch film I’ve ticked off this year and another ace in the hole! Jarmusch’s world and style continues to be completely addictive. All his movies feel of a piece, not just because they are by the same filmmaker and feature many of the same actors, there’s a real sense that all these stories are unfolding in the same universe the camera is just pointing in a different direction each time. 296 more words

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Onibaba (1964)

I know Onibaba isn’t a typical horror movie but it works in much the same way. I’ve always found there to be something spooky about Japanese cinema in general. 254 more words

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Amer (2010)

Holy giallo! What an experience! I’m a huge fan of Argento and the whole italian giallo movement so I knew I was going to love Amer as soon as I heard about it. 196 more words

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M (1931)

It’s always a great feeling when you watch a true classic and find your expectations exceeded. I know how influential and revered M is but I wasn’t prepared for something so entertaining and modern. 595 more words

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