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  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty 1898

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Mar, 2015

    Numerous hopeful immigrants' first view of America was Libertas. This short Edison film, shot from a boat, gives us a glimpse into that moment shortly before arriving at Ellis Island in the 1890s, when the Statue of Liberty was merely a decade old.


  • The Little Match Seller

    The Little Match Seller 1902

    ★★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2015

    Technically well made interpretation of Anderson's harrowing Christmas tale, from the days when stories were not sanitised to please the masses.

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  • Alucarda

    Alucarda 1977

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Oct, 2014

    Ken Russell directs Heavenly Creatures with set design by Peter Greenaway and nuns provided by Coil. An 8/10.

  • The Incredible Melting Man

    The Incredible Melting Man 1977

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Like so many of the films that received the MST3K treatment, THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN never got the appreciation it deserves. Released in 1977, it echoes the hostile welcome encountered by many returned Vietnam veterans, their physical and mental scars still a common sight on the streets of North America. This makes TIMM a highly critical piece of 1970s horror, and US societal history:

    Steve West (Alex Rebar), an astronaut, wakes up in a military hospital after being exposed to…