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Old 02-15-2013, 01:43 AM   #34
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Yeah, I don't give a movie more than 2 attempts to like it (if it has a solid reputation, of course). Example: Session 9

I've mentioned it time and time again, it's the cohesiveness that makes Trick r Treat stand out so much. Even more than the individual stories. The whole is greater than the sum of it's parts, so to speak. You really feel you've seen ONE film, not a collection of shorts. Very few people refer to Pulp Fiction or Amores Perros as "anthology" films for that very same reason.

The Theatre Bizarre was the worst offender in the cohesiveness department. I really felt like I was at a film festival, watching the horror-themed shorts program. Some were well done, others were absolute shit. And there was nothing tying them together other than the fact that they were all horror themed.
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