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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★½

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever gone back to the cinema for a second viewing of a film the day after I first saw it. I don’t think so. But I couldn’t get The Neon Demon out of my head. I just had to go back and see it a second time.

    Nicholas Winding Refn’s take on a horror film starts off feeling like it was going to be one of his more accessible films, but it veers off into…

  • Fifteen Year Old Captain

    Fifteen Year Old Captain

    Not going to rate the film since I watched it without subs, but apart from the fact that Howard Vernon stars in the film, you'd be hard pressed to identify this traditional adventure as one of Franco's films.

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  • 3 Sisters

    3 Sisters

    ★★★★

    Recent attempts of making gialli seem to go one out of two ways; they’re either great-looking, super stylized affairs that make little or no narrative sense or they end up feeling like poor pastiches of the great films of the 70’s. The latter ones usually tick the boxes of the Blood and Black Lace lookalike killer, J&B, scantily clad women and poor acting.

    In The Three Sisters director Dáire McNab tries to bring the giallo formula to modern day Ireland…

  • Man on the Roof

    Man on the Roof

    ★★★★★

    Few films have been as instrumental in forming my love of cinema as Mannen på taket. I was far too young to see it when it premiered in 1976 but I’ve got vivid memories of being fascinated by the crashed helicopter on top of the marquee at the cinema Spegeln. Photo here: tinyurl.com/ocf5okw

    I first saw it in 1984 when it was broadcast on Swedish tv. My parents wouldn’t let me see the first five minutes and I can certainly…