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  • Rabid Dogs

    Rabid Dogs 1974

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2016

    Mario Bava is a master craftsman, as Rabid Dogs was filmed under trying circumstances (film's producer had no money, so no one was getting paid and then the producer went bankrupt, or was killed, as the Anchor Bay DVD says, resulting in the film being unfinished and unseen for 20 years), and Bava was still able to make a very good film.

  • The Thing from Another World

    The Thing from Another World 1951

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Oct, 2016

    Features one of the best body burn stunts that I have ever seen. Seriously, that scene is bonkers, and feels completely unsafe, which it probably was. Also, Alien ripped its motion tracker off from this film (unless someone out there in the ether can correct me). The Thing from Another World is clearly an inspiration for lots of a sci-fi/horror, lots of incredible, best movies ever made sci-fi/horror, so of course this film should be great, and it is.

  • The Exorcist III

    The Exorcist III 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 06 Oct, 2016 2

    The confessional scene is very simple, yet very spooky.

  • The Ninth Configuration

    The Ninth Configuration 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2016


  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Oct, 2016 7

    Aside from @Grooveman, everyone I know that should have seen this movie has seen it. My work here is done...

  • Genocide

    Genocide 1968

    ★★★½ Rewatched 03 Oct, 2016

    I am curious how they got the shot of the bug biting the human flesh. My first assumption is that they just got a bug to bite someone's actual flesh, but who knows, there could be some movie magic involved.

  • Amanda Knox

    Amanda Knox 2016

    ★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2016 2

    This is certainly a slick documentary, utilizing all the obvious Errol Morris techniques to tell its true crime story, but it just feels completely derivative and surface level. My take aways from the film are the following.

    1: Society as a whole is disgusting.
    2: When you are young you are an idiot.
    3: The true crime genre exploits the loss of life for entertainment value, but this is nothing new ("the dumb-bell murder case" was the first example that came to mind).

  • Audrie & Daisy

    Audrie & Daisy 2016

    ★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2016

    I recall hearing the Daisy Coleman story through a very well produced radio story on the incident (but I can't recall or find which show it was). I was interested in some more details on the case, but this doc was nowhere near as thorough as the radio story. It is certainly more shocking to have faces to associate with such a horrible incident, and I was disturbed by how young the people involved were, and still are. It is…

  • Night of the Creeps

    Night of the Creeps 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2016 1

    Night of the Creeps does a similar thing as Cabin in the Woods, in that it has a kitchen sink mentality towards the horror genre, except it is actually good...

  • 5 Dolls for an August Moon

    5 Dolls for an August Moon 1970

    ★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2016 1

    There is a super cool shot where there is a lot of impressive playing around with the focus of the camera, whilst looking at a shooter holding a rifle. The camera shows the shooter, and then adjust focus to see the eye of the shooter through the scope, and then adjusts again to see the barrel of the gun. It is impressive in camera work, and I award the 1.5 stars that I am giving this film to that moment. The movie itself is pretty boring, not very fun, and done a whole heck of a lot better in Bava's Bay of Blood.

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2016 2

    We were gifted with two new Jarmusch film trailers this week, so I was jonesing for a revisit of some of his work, and given that today is October 1st, I figured that Only Lovers Left Alive would be the perfect watch, and of course it was.

  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

    The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016 3

    This is not exactly the most technically proficient documentary, but its topic and subjects are very interesting, and as a whole I found the film to be quite fascinating. Basically, this is about a race that goes for 130 miles, over 60 hours, and was inspired by a prison break. It is designed for elite long distance runners, those who have been extremely successful in the past, to fail. It's extremely grass roots and niche, which makes it an interesting…