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Old 02-21-2018, 07:36 PM
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They Look Like People (2015)
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"Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself."

The film seems more technique than story. On the good side, I think the film cinematography and shot direction is very effective in creating mood, creepiness and suspense, and best of all relays the "possible psychological condition" as well as any film I've seen. The main issue I have with the film is we don't get to know the main characters very well, and I think it feels like it's missing. The dramatization often comes across like mumblecore (a natural performance technique I like, and like here), however it generally stays there, and I'm not sure this was a cinema verite story, or film... I don't think it entirely works.

As we must wait till end before we can decide if it's a horror, science fiction or psychological thriller film, we must admit it, then, that it can't really be any of the above... surely it's a mystery in disguise.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:31 AM
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47 METERS DOWN (2017). THE SHALLOWS was much better, but this has some good scary moments and thought it was quite suspenseful when one of the leads ascends to give info and You know that danger could come from anywhere. Slightly flabby script and characterization lower this a peg. **1/2
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:09 AM
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:33 AM
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BABE (1995). When my Daughter was younger, used to take her to the movies a lot (101 DALMATIANS-1961 was her first) and I quickly found that Dollar Theatres could be a godsend with tix and concessions being more affordable as well as less crowds. Read a brief synopsis in the paper about "A Talking Pig learns to herd Sheep" which really didn't raise hopes that I would enjoy out, but figured the cost was right and my offspring might enjoy it.
After seeing it, went straight home and told my Wife that "...You just GOTTA see this!" and we went down for the next showing.
Found this back in 1995 and now to be one of the BEST films I've seen, definitely in my Top 10. Gre at script, animatronics, locations, lots of humor (the singing Mice are truly inspired) and a wonderful performance by James Cromwell-couldn't believe this was the same actor who played the goofy Stretch Cunningham on ALL IN THE FAMILY. As far as Babe himself, he's just as cute as can be, although there are some sad moments in here. *****
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:38 AM
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:52 AM
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UNDER THE SHADOW 2016

A woman and her small daughter are terrorized by "djinns" during wartime in Tehran. Sub-titled and quite good.

Totally stole this from the internet " the only horror movie where a woman flees her house in total terror and is arrested for not covering her hair"
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:11 AM
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:32 PM
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My Little Sister, 2017. 6,5/10



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Old 02-25-2018, 12:03 PM
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