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  • Ouija Seance: The Final Game

    Ouija Seance: The Final Game

    There was a ouija board, but they didn't get around to using it. There was no seance and nobody played any games, final or otherwise. On the other hand, I hadn't seen anything this bad in a very long time and enjoyed the fix. One full star for feeding my monkey.

  • Long Weekend

    Long Weekend

    ★★★★½

    Interesting depiction of existential conflict - I've heard it described as environmentalist but I saw the struggle against "nature" as a deeper allegory. Those two were in conflict with their own natures way before they set up camp; they are intrinsically disharmonic and the universe doesn't stand for it. Much better film than I expected.

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  • Child of God

    Child of God

    ★★

    I wasn't sure that I should watch Child of God, since I didn't only love the book but also worship Cormac McCarthy like a demi-god. I haven't heard many positive things said about the film, but I finally couldn't resist.

    Ultimately I would compare it to a pile of steaming runny yellow feces with a diamond buried in the middle. It was that diamond (which is named Scott Haze) that kept me watching past the five-minute mark. I mean, I…

  • The Grapes of Death

    The Grapes of Death

    ★★★★½

    Coming home from the Languedoc region of southern France to the flat and completely "improved" landscape of the Netherlands is a little depressing, so we thought we'd hold onto the feeling a little with a revisit to a film featuring the countryside we were just enjoying. I had forgotten just how good a film it is - due in no small part to Rollin's excellent use of that amazing landscape, full of ruined stone buildings at various points of the…