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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    Went to see this again because I love my friends, and it was just as dull. What stood out this time was that, besides the simple story itself and its basic ideas about shitty boyfriends, another setback is the film’s overreliance on long takes. They inherently add tension to the frame, but to what end? Hereditary is stronger for many reasons, but a major one is that every shot in that film is just as long as it needs to…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★

    [...] A group of gullible, overconfident young Americans in a place too beautiful to be true and without signal? Anyone can see where this is going (folk horror classic The Wicker Man is an obvious reference). But the film appears predictable on purpose, leaving countless clues waiting to be picked up — suggesting that, as opposed to Hereditary where the ending was a rather unexpected surprise, in Midsommar, the journey is the destination.

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    Having no experience at all with horror/gore cinema and even less so with horror franchises, I started watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre without any idea of what to expect at all, except maybe that I'd feel a strong desire to turn it off during the gore scenes. This did happen during the first murder sequence, where the cruelty and suddenness of the killings profoundly disgusted me. The matter-of-fact-ness of the scene however also filled me with a deep sense…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ½

    I wish I was dead