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  • The Barbarians

    The Barbarians 1987

    ★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    A cheap fantasy that borders on comedy that stars twin lovable knucklehead dorks. The Barbarians is nothing more than an effort to showcase David Paul and Peter Paul's muscles, comedic chops, muscles, and muscles. There are many clever moments in the film that surprise almost anyone's expectations, like the gladiator fight in the beginning. The aforementioned scene results in my favorite moment in the film, "Suppose you tell me what you're doing with my face!". The film isn't much to…

  • From Beyond

    From Beyond 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Aug, 2015

    I've always had a hard time writing reviews for my favorite movies. I can not even begin to know how to write this review. From Beyond came to me when I was first getting into body horror and it has been a favorite of mine ever since. Its crazy pink/purple lighting that, at times, is both amazing and ridiculous, its hammy, but sincere, performances by Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, and its fantastic special effects work are only some of…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.