i think the explanation that he was told to pipe down and stop funing the opposition is the most plausible. the kremlin figured they would set an example to other oligarchs by putting him in prison.
And I also saw The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which I also really liked. Really pessimistic.
Never EVER watch a Paranormal Activity film in the house on your own. Seriously, I've never had to switch off a film before, and I watch a lot of horror films...At the cinema, fine, at home, instant dread.
Goodness, there's a pot-smoking scene in this film about Satan.
Any other nominations for the scariest film of all time? I've rarely found films as creepy as the PA series - the maintenance of suspense is masterful. Audition creeped me the fuck out (the bits before the torture), by its weird distortions of time and space - that's my nomination for best 'art-house' scare.
I actually thought the PA films were pretty shit.
The fact that you got it on a DVD out from the store means that there is NO WAY that you can fall into believing it is real.
No matter what, I just can't manage to get over the fake medium barrier for all those 'found tapes' films.
If I had downloaded PA off a dodgy website linked to me on 4chan though, maybe I would be more freaked.
I would like to see some more genuinely unsettling horror films but I think that horror films need to be aware that when people are watching they know that they are watching a film, and take that into consideration.
This will be contentious, but I think that is what makes Lynch films so unsettling. Very arguable though.
Arthur Christmas - saw it with my 3 year old and missus on Sunday afternoon. Comfort & joy.
Hey, thank you. And if you like his visuals and can live with the characters perhaps not being the most believable, I'll really recommend Element of Crime and Europa.gregor mentions his blog post about the film, and in it he points out how dostoveskian parts of the film are, he is right.