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  • The Ninth Configuration

    The Ninth Configuration 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2016

    Ever had trouble in a casual conversation explaining the plot of a film you've recently watched? Try recounting what happens in The Ninth Configuration – you're liable to end up in a gibbering, tongue-tied mess on the floor. A uniquely original take on the manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder, it tiptoes around maintaining a tonal consistency, oscillating from laugh-out-loud farce to a dark, yet strangely poignant, existentialist study. It also, somehow, manages to feature the most unnerving and extraordinary bar confrontation ever committed to celluloid.

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  • The Zero Boys

    The Zero Boys 1986

    ★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2016

    Respected cult film archivists Arrow Video occasionally unearth an obscure artefact from a cinematic bygone era which proves to be something of a lost gem and is rightfully lavished with the kind of praise that has previously eluded it. It's safe to say The Zero Boys isn't one of those releases, yet in its own terrible way, there's much enjoyment to be had here.

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  • Puncture

    Puncture 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 19 May, 2012 2

    A well-made and surprisingly engrossing law drama with a stunning central performance from Chris Evans.

    Another example of a decent film inexplicably missing out on a big screen release. Hope it finds an audience on video.

  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

    Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever 2009

    ★★★½ Added 3

    Ti West may have disowned it but there's a lot to like about this twisted sequel. Porky's by way of John Waters and Troma.