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2
average score
2.75*
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status
Alive and kicking
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Amnesiac

2014 / 90m - USA
Mystery, Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Amnesiac poster

Late 00 mystery/horror. Films back then loved to keep you guessing, even when the twist itself wasn't all that special. That's probably why Amnesiac received such bad grades, as the final third isn't half as upsetting as it hoped to be. That said, the film has other perks that make it worth a watch.

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The life of a young family gets messed up when they are involved in a car crash. The man wakes up with his memory gone, his wife takes care of him. During his recovery he begins to remember a young girl, but there's no daughter to be seen. He starts to suspect his wife isn't telling him everything.

Amnesiac is a true slow burn, relying on stylish cinematography and a stone-cold performance of Bosworth to keep people engaged. It makes for a moody, tense and ultimately amusing film. The plot is basic and the twist a little underwhelming, but those aren't things that are high on my list of priorities anyway. Stylish fun.

Dubious filler

For Lovers Only

2011 / 87m - USA
Romance
2.0*/5.0*
For Lovers Only poster

It's clear that the Polish brothers wanted to relive the Nouvelle Vague, but their attempts are a little half-arsed. The high-contrast black & white visuals are as fine as they come, but the flat soundtrack, poor acting and cheesy dialogues take all the spontaneity out of the film. It's one of those films that tries way too hard and loses itself in the process.