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  • Wise Blood

    Wise Blood 1979

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2015 2

    John Huston's films, ranging from his classic noir, through The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe in her final film to his adaptation of James Joyce's, The Dead, completed just before his own death, are many and varied, with some, not least Wise Blood as downright, quirky. Very much the tale of the blind leading the blind, this is a sad, wry tale of the misfit reaching out for followers. The southern preacher spouting nonsense to a congregation, presumably seeking something, though…

  • Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

    Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl 2009

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2015

    I was some way into this before I realised I had seen AND reviewed it before! Splendid in many ways and extremely violent, just not too involving, which I guess is why so little of it remained. I did remember the living screws though!

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy 2014

    ★★★★★ 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.…