Monthly Archives: January 2013

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas (1974) Someone is hiding in a sorority house over the Christmas break and killing its inhabitants. This suspenseful, sometimes rudely funny movie is unusually substantial for the slasher genre (which it more or less kicked off). The filmmakers … Continue reading

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Skyfall

Skyfall (2012) Someone is targetting James Bond’s secret service agency, and seems to have a personal grudge against M. This 007 film provides the expected thrills and suspense, but it also benefits from an unpredictible plot and stylish cinematography. Javier … Continue reading

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) This documentary by street artist Banksy follows Thierry Guetta as he evolves from obsessive videographer to artistic sell-out. The film captivates by gradually unfurling its subject’s transformation in a way that feels natural, mimics … Continue reading

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Ordet

Ordet (1955) Two patriarchs with different religious views butt heads when the son of one wants to marry the daughter of the other. This austere drama’s slow pace makes it almost mesmerizing instead of boring. The dialogue is a bit … Continue reading

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Session 9

Session 9 (2001) A group of men take on the job of cleaning up a long-abandoned mental hospital, which might not be as empty as it seems. This horror film might be too minimalistic for some, but it gets under … Continue reading

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