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  • Psychopath

    Psychopath 1968

    ★★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2015

    As if being given the title, Psychopath, in UK and US were not silly enough, there is much more in store for the intrepid investigator of spoof Bond product. George Martin leads, perfectly adequately and there are some fine looking ladies but silliness tends to prevail, although as another has said, it never becomes completely tiresome as there is always something vaguely, amusing or intriguing cropping up. As a for instance, and this was neither amusing or intriguing, the prominently…

  • Killing of the Dolls

    Killing of the Dolls 1975

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2015

    I'm probably being rather generous here, but I enjoyed the film and
    found David Rocha's performance so bizarre it was mesmerising. Director Michael Skaife wrote and acted but only directed two other films. Rocha make a reasonable number of films, including a small part in Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire and not much larger part in Naschy's Night of the Werewolf. But back to the surreal film before us and that extraordinary performance by Rocha. Many horror films allude…

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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.…