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Added by Toby White on 1 Jan 2019 09:12
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02.01

A difficult film to watch at times but it was a rewarding experience. Once again Joaquin Phoenix delivers an amazing performance. Another impressive entry to Gus Van Sant's filmography.He even edited this one. A really strong film overall.
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Demon Seed (1977)
07.01

This has many echoes with today's technological developments in A.I. with 'Alexa' and 'Google'. In theory, the idea behind the film is great but the execution is awful. Clearly influenced by 2001 A Space Odyssey's Hal 9000 and the way technology was developing at the time. It isn't even a tad bit scary though. And I don't see why it was called 'Demon Seed'. It lacks a demon. It should have been called 'Android Seed'. This entered my list of worst ever films.
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09.01

Great performance by Reese Witherspoon in this gritty urban thriller drama. The mood shifts all over the place in this one and there are some really off-the-wall scenes. Not a classic in my book but well worth a watch.
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10.01

Kubrick's final masterpiece gave me even more to ponder on my third viewing. I loved the references to his previous films, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Lolita and 2001 A Space Odyssey. Visually and atmospherically excellent.
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16.01

This was a pretty unsettling film. It kind of gnaws away at the viewer by repeating visual cues and sounds, building up to an extremely unnerving atmosphere. Smiling naked people standing in darkness freaked me anyway.
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17.01

Awful addition to the Hellraiser series. Even Lance Henriksen and the beautiful Katheryn Winnick (star of Vikings) couldn't save it from being the worst film in the series. The Lament Configuration only shows up towards the end. A big mistake.
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19.01

Although there were some interesting ideas and characters, as well as a strong performance from Isabelle Huppert, it felt very dated. The jokes don't hold up so well.

At times it was heavy handed and it almost had a student film feel to it. This was further emphasised by its references to French cinema. The scene towards the end where the detective gets shot 10 times references Jean Luc Godard and the 'sensitive' police officer Melville is presumably named after Jean Pierre Melville.

All in all, I thought it was good but lacked the edge of other American Independent filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch and Abel Ferrara.
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