Sentence & Still

The Witch

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“We will conquer this wilderness. It will not consume us.”

Creepy, the production and setting of this is spectacular, and it looks consistently gorgeous throughout; great acting and the creepiness of the setting make this really work as a horror film, though you won’t jump out of your seat.

★★★★☆

The Girl on the Train

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“I need to remember.”

Suffers in comparison to the somewhat similar Gone Girl, but this is smart and twisty (though with perhaps one too many), and Emily Blunt is of course wonderful as an utterly believable and compelling alcoholic.

★★★★☆

Cafe Society

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“Unrequited love kills more people in the year than tuberculosis.”

This movie threaded the needle for me, I didn’t expect to like this at all, but the combination of a light touch from Woody, beautiful photography, and incredible acting made this love story and Golden Age Hollywood drama wonderfully entertaining.

★★★★★

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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“I am very seldom required to wear white by my employers. But, anyway, I always do. It has always been that wearing white reassures the sick that I can never be touched. Even as darkness folds in on them from every side, closing like a claw. “

Its monotone but incredible atmosphere building make for an intelligent film that doesn’t rely on jump-scares or tropes, but unfortunately doesn’t hit quite as hard as it should.

★★★★✩