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  • Close Range

    Close Range 2015

    ★★★ Added

    The usually reliable DTV action team of Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine turn in a bit of a dud with Close Range. Adkins plays Colton MacReady, a typical one man army ex-special forces type who is pulled into defending his sister and niece from corrupt cops and a drug cartel. It starts out well enough with a throw-down in a hotel, but soon settles down to excessively padded goings on in a single farmhouse. The budget is clearly low, and…

  • One on Top of the Other

    One on Top of the Other 1969

    ★★★½ Added

    Fulci's switch from comedy to thrillers began with this late-60s Giallo-ish mystery. It's largely gore (and mostly murder)-free, but still a compelling brew for most of the running time. A mix of Vertigo and Romolo Guerrieri's proto-Giallo The Sweet Body of Deborah from the previous year, we find womanising 'Dr. Dumurrier' (Jean Sorel) accused of murdering his wife (the stunning Marisa Mell). Dumurrier and his mistress (Elsa Martinelli) then discover a stripper/prostitute who looks identical to the late Mrs. Dumurrier.…

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★½ Added


  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Visually spectacular, but oddly unengaging. At times brilliant, at times painfully hamfisted, with a dying Earth premise that never quite rings true. The cast are great and the concepts weighty and fascinating, but too often it feels like parts were rushed to get to the bits Nolan was interested in (a bit bizarre in a 3-hour film). The 2001 references are likewise rather too on the nose. Admirable for it's scope and ambition, but lacking Nolan's normal skill in execution.