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My life at the movies.

A still from Eggshells (1969)


1969 | United States | 89 min
  • Watched on Mon Feb 22, 2021 via DVD
    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Tobe Hooper’s debut feature. An interesting but flawed combination of cinéma vérité and near surrealism. The nonsense story concerns two hippy couples living in a secluded commune house. Unbeknownst to them, the basement houses a mysterious entity. A cavalcade of visually arresting shots and sequences interrupted by stretches of pretentious dialogue and navel-gazing, it announces Hooper as a visual craftsman capable of marrying realistic and formal extremes.

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