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  • Deep Red 1975

    ★★★★½ Added

    One of Argento’s finest films. Somewhere between a giallo and supernatural horror, as a psychic is murdered for sensing the thoughts of an insane killer. David Hemmings is the music teacher witness inadvertently pulled into the case, while Daria Nicolodi gets one of her best roles as the prying reporter who helps him crack it. Featuring some of Argento’s most exquisite set pieces, a streak of black humour and a magnificent soundtrack from Goblin. Superb.

  • The Virgin of Nuremberg 1963

    ★★★ Added

    Somewhat shambolic but lavish Gothic/Krimi mashup from Antonio Margheriti. Christopher Lee appears in a secondary role. Beautiful Rossana Podestà makes an unusually badass heroine, stabbing or attacking the masked killer with an axe more than she faints or runs away.

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★½ Added


  • 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.