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VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2017 list
IT
My biggest gripe with "It" is that Muschietti showcases his fantastical monsters with the same methods as he does a .5 second New Kids on the Block -gag. If the movie had scared me once - and I mean that literally - I would be willing to forgive so much more. It's made like a movie intended to go at 110% in regards to the scares but struggles to reach 40 with the way they're shot. I can see why everyone loves the projector scene - it's the one scare with a visual twist and not entirely shot center-frame. The lack of scares or intensity just kills it. The framework built to support the horror is wonderful from casting to the perfect nostalgia. But when they don't pull off the spooks it reveals how light the narrative content of the film is. It does little honor to King's themes by opting to go with the scary scenes instead. If it had succeeded this would be the finest studio horror since Conjuring 2. It doesn't so it's... well, it's more like an Insidious 2. But it has oodles of charm with the cast, gags. It's nostalgic towards childhood the overall concept of being a child, rather than a cultural era of time despite being set in one. Can't deny the stellar craftsmanship behind all effects, it's just a shame Muschietti can't either and obsessively shoves them in our face.
4 weeks ago
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The Little Hours
A bunch of American indie comedy stars apparently wanted to make a horny adaptation of some Decameron-stories and turns out it's pretty good and earnest. The ending is heart-warming.
4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Voice from the Stone
So, here's an example of the emotional, romanticizing old-timey countryside -paranormal thriller. Unfortunately it's very stupid and predictable. It seems fine until like the hour mark when they introduce some psycho-sexual nonsense into the mix and it just becomes porridge in movie form. The one good thing is Marton Csokas because he's basically lewdness in flesh regardless of the movie or TV-show he's in.
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Security
 Security 6/10
1 month, 1 week ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2017 list
Security
I'm being very loose giving this two stars but it has the perfect fake mall with a food court restaurant called HAMBURGERS so I have to.
1 month, 1 week ago
1 month, 1 week ago
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47 Meters Down
Though this is totally fine and looks great which is rare for underwater movies, I can't help but wonder how much better this would be as a horror movie if it actually used the concept of being at the bottom of the ocean for something other than, you know, sharks and weird diver diseases.
1 month, 1 week ago
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They Live

1 month, 1 week ago
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It Comes at Night

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VierasTalo added 1 item to VT's episodemeter list
Into the Badlands
Episodes: 6 Seasons: 1 Dunno why you wouldn't watch this if you want to see totally awesome action scenes. The story is horrible but the milieu occasionally intrigues.
1 month, 1 week ago
Bushwick
 Bushwick 8/10
1 month, 2 weeks ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2017 list
Bushwick
Wrote some words in Finnish: http://www.laajakuva.com/rakkautta-anarkiaa-2017-ennakko-hedonistisia-kokonaisuuksia/
1 month, 2 weeks ago
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Personal Shopper
Wrote some words in Finnish: http://www.laajakuva.com/rakkautta-anarkiaa-2017-ennakko-hedonistisia-kokonaisuuksia/
1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Big Sick
 The Big Sick 6/10
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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The Big Sick

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The Layover
 The Layover 4/10
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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The Layover

1 month, 3 weeks ago
Death Note
 Death Note 4/10
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Death Note

1 month, 3 weeks ago
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The Incredible Jessica James

1 month, 4 weeks ago
Rough Night
 Rough Night 4/10
2 months ago

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