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Re-watch of a masterpiece. Disturbing footage of the horses - times have changed - but I presume they were released right away.
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Escape Room 6/10


The Good Neighbor 6/10


Unsane 6/10


The Houses October Built 5/10


The Stanford Prison Experiment 8/10



I’ve not been watching many horror movies of late, so I looked at a list of under rated sh*t your pants scary horrors and have watched a few recently. last night it was Terrifier (2016) 3/5 Maybe 3/5 was a bit generous, either way I really wouldn’t like to meet this chap down a dark alley.
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I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
The Fits (2015)

I'd meant to watch this before the Directed by Women Countdown, but didn't get around to it. I wish I had, I think it would have made my list. The Fits is about a young girl, Toni, who joins a dance group at her local gym. A girl in the group has a fit, and gradually other girls start having unexplained fits as well. You wonder whether it a mysterious illness or they are all faking it, whether Toni will have to have a fit in order to fit in. It's very, very well observed in terms of what it's like to be that age, to want to fit in, to see and think about puberty and growing up, to both want it and fear it, and still to be a little kid and hand upside down off things. The entire film is set either in the gym or around it, you barely see any adults, which is a limitation but a deliberate one which actually becomes a strength of the film, it is entirely within the world of the gym and the eyes of the 11 year old main character. It was very un-Hollywood. And only about 70mins long.

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The Fits (2015)

I'd meant to watch this before the Directed by Women Countdown, but didn't get around to it. I wish I had, I think it would have made my list. The Fits is about a young girl, Toni, who joins a dance group at her local gym. A girl in the group has a fit, and gradually other girls start having unexplained fits as well. You wonder whether it a mysterious illness or they are all faking it, whether Toni will have to have a fit in order to fit in. It's very, very well observed in terms of what it's like to be that age, to want to fit in, to see and think about puberty and growing up, to both want it and fear it, and still to be a little kid and hand upside down off things. The entire film is set either in the gym or around it, you barely see any adults, which is a limitation but a deliberate one which actually becomes a strength of the film, it is entirely within the world of the gym and the eyes of the 11 year old main character. It was very un-Hollywood. And only about 70mins long.

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It's a really good film. It reminded me a bit of 'Pariah', a Dee Rees film which you might enjoy seeing as you liked The Fits.



A Separation - 10/10

Trust Farhadi in making a deeply affecting movie out of everyday issues and leaving you gasping for breath.






I'm one of the few people on the planet who thinks this movie deserves the Best Picture Oscar it won...Mary Tyler Moore also got my vote for Best Actress over Sissy Spacek, another opinion on which I think I stand alone. Robert Redford's direction is flawless as is the performance of Timothy Hutton as the tortured Conrad. Also, Donald Sutherland was totally robbed of a nomination.







I'm one of the few people on the planet who thinks this movie deserves the Best Picture Oscar it won...Mary Tyler Moore also got my vote for Best Actress over Sissy Spacek, another opinion on which I think I stand alone. Robert Redford's direction is flawless as is the performance of Timothy Hutton as the tortured Conrad. Also, Donald Sutherland was totally robbed of a nomination.

I'm not sure who would poo poo over this film winning best picture, but if it's a lot of people then all I can say is that people are generally not very emotionally intelligent.



I'm not sure who would poo poo over this film winning best picture, but if it's a lot of people then all I can say is that people are generally not very emotionally intelligent.
Most people here think that Raging Bull should have won that award.



Hagazussa (2017)

An odd German horror (or horroresque at least) film that has some resemblance to The VVitch but is much slower and lacks coherent story. It builds an oppressive atmosphere with images and sound almost forgetting the narrative completely. Maybe I just didn't get it or then there's nothing to really get. Anyways, it's definitely not bad if you're into slow, weird and depressing films.

(maybe even .5 more)
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Most people here think that Raging Bull should have won that award.
Oh, please. The 3 times I've tried to watch RB I was bored silly. That's just me but I dont think it was MS's finest hour. Very well made film, but just not interesting to me personally.



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The Mule (2018)



Went into this apprehensively, glad to say didn't read any reviews. I really bought into the generation gap and Clints performance. Hope he is around to make more, his acting was unfussy and tender at moments.




I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
It's a really good film. It reminded me a bit of 'Pariah', a Dee Rees film which you might enjoy seeing as you liked The Fits.
Pariah has been on my to-watch list forever, but it doesn't seem to be out on dvd or streaming where I live.