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  • Educating Yuna

    Educating Yuna 2005

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    This is really quite splendid. Not for everyone but for those who think they will like it, I can assure you that you will. Has just about everything any of these S&M based 'pinks' have without the nasty edge and surprisingly including a tied up guy as well. So everything you might expect and then some more. Someone has complained about lack of story, which I suppose is fair enough as this goes from sex act to sex act with barely a moment for the young girl to reflect about her inner feelings or watch the dancing shadows in brief outdoor cutaways.

  • The Misfits

    The Misfits 1961

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2015

    A wonderful film, featuring three actors at their peak, two who would be dead within a year and the other loosing his sight. To be honest the performances must be as much down to John Huston as to the individuals for he seems to have every second of this film under his control and we spend the whole of the first half smiling and the second half wincing. Monroe is a joy throughout and the guys understandably in awe but…

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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.…