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  • Naked Angels

    Naked Angels 1969

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    Reading what others have written about this, I reckoned I'd made a mistake acquiring it. Also, it starts really badly with a poorly lit and pathetic punch up, but it picks up. And does it! Same year as Easy Rider and with Roger Corman's known involvement, clearly made to cash in on that film's success. There is no great dialogue and the fight scenes are never particularly good but there is stink to this that seems just right. I've seen…

  • China Gate

    China Gate 1957

    ★★★ Watched 21 Nov, 2015

    Very unusual for me to watch a war movie, but anything directed by Sam Fuller deserves consideration and I was intrigued with the casting that included, Angie Dickinson, Nat King Cole and Lee Van Clef. As it tuned out this was not as bad as it might have been, helped very much by the performances, Fuller achieves from his cast. Set in Vietnam, then Indochina, it features the last days of the French rule, when the Americans were seemingly the…

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2015 1

    This is a profound and engrossing film. Peter Strickland is clearly less a fan of cinema than a fanatic for film and there is a difference. He believes that film does not depict reality but is a reproduction of reality and therein lies his fascination. He is excited by this process and through his films similarly excites us. In this film, ostensibly about a couple of ladies living out a BDSM relationship in a rambling old mansion, his filmic inspiration…

  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

    Strip Nude for Your Killer 1975

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2013 1

    I didn’t think much of this when I first saw it and don’t think much of it now. It’s terrible really because the girls are great and it looks good most of the time with plenty of sexy kills. The title, salacious though it is, is pretty accurate, but the predictable tale plods along and in the end produces a killer we have not only not seen but did not know existed! Distortion on the soundtrack doesn’t help this one.…