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  • Cemetery Man

    Cemetery Man 1994

    ★★★★ Added

    While I actually bought this film by accident, because in was featured in some kind of cheap double feature package, which’s other film interested me, I have to say, this one’s quite a ride.
    It’s an odd one, with an ambivalent tone and a weird, open story. It actually has a David Lynch- or Philip K. Dick-like, surrealistic and even existentialistic edge to it. Questions about Identity and Reality, cartoonish moments, Doppelgängers, some mythological symbolism, very dark humor, some gore,…

  • The Notorious Bettie Page

    The Notorious Bettie Page 2005

    ★★½ Added

    I guess I have to agree with most of the mixed reviews, this biopic has received. While Gretchen Mole’s performance really is great, cute and believable - and allowedly the “eye candy factor” alone, which comes around with fresh breezes of innocence, nostalgia and unsophistication, really makes it worth a look - this somehow indetermined and shallow film doesn’t succeed to provide anything beyond that. Especially during the middle section depicting her career, there’s only very little actual insight into…

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  • Johnny Mnemonic

    Johnny Mnemonic 1995

    ★½ Added

    Aw, 1995. A vision of the future that includes massive CRT screens, laser-whips, A.I.s, underground societies and cybernetically enhanced dolphins. Henry Rollins, Ice-T and Dolph Lundgren. Music by Stabbing Westward and KMFDM.
    It’s one of those movies which actually isn’t any good at all, but I still enjoy watching it from time to time anyway, because It resembles a certain era to me. The time we all watched Star Trek: The Next Generation/ Deep Space Nine and The X-Files, and…

  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A. 1996

    ★★ Added 2

    Probably a case of „it’s really bad, but you still might get quite some entertainment out of it”. Escape from New York has been an awesome film. But what the hell had gotten into John Carpenter to do this weird amalgam of a sequel, remake and parody all in one? It’s confusing.
    Then again, it has Kurt Russell reprising his role as Snake Plissken, hobbling around in a futuristic wasteland, accompanied by valued faces and genre figures like Steve Buscemi,…