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  • Lady Beware 1987

    ★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2014

    This has something of the feel of being a TV movie and I see that is where most of this lady directors work is shown, though this was a straight to video feature. The big difference is that this has moments of sex and violence and particularly language that would not have endeared it to TV in the 80s. Set I believe in Pittsburg, we see a fair amount of the city and if the story surrounding a window dresser…

  • Pick-up 1975

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Apr, 2014

    I've already reviewed this upon first glorious viewing but just want to record a second viewing on what was to have been a better print and find that it's cut. This is available uncut on one of those 10 cult films for a fiver offers and I shall now have to seek that out again to see just how much is missing. Certainly the violent ending. It was a surprise the first time it was there and its a surprise the second time that its not!

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  • The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014 2

    After a couple of very average films we decided to return to an old favourite. As I've reviewed this before I won't repeat myself but suffice to say it is as wonderful as ever, as bewildering as ever and even on this repeat viewing, I still couldn't work out who was doing what until the end. Sexy, savage and so, so stylish.

  • The Penthouse 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Nasty, gripping, home invasion flick, directed by Peter Collinson who was always able to tell a tight, no nonsense tale. Known, I suppose for The Italian Job, although I prefer his, Straight On Till Morning, he had a background in TV and broke out with this film. Its a bit stylised with Pinteresque dialogue that seems to get in the way of the action at first. Gradually though these oafish clowns become far too sinister to dismiss and this really…