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  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    Friday the 13th Part 2 1981

    ★★★ Watched 28 May, 2016

    Seems to suffer from Halloween 2 syndrome, where it's mostly a direct continuation of its predecessor, but also rehash of the first film at the same time. The film's intro is bogged down by flashbacks to the end of Part I. I would have been just as happy if the movie just cut right to the chase and had Jason killing people without the unnecessary prologue.
    The references to A Bay of Blood are really cool. The spear sex scene…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Reviewed in visual format here:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lQrnsO5G18

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  • Scanners

    Scanners 1981

    ★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2014 3

    Film #2 of my Horror Marathon

    Brilliant premise and wonderful cinematography are ultimately wasted on Scanners. The "lead" (if you can even call him that) puts in one of the worst performances I've seen, reciting every line as if it is the first time he's ever said those words in that order. Which may actually be true, given how Cronenberg was forced to put the movie into production before the script had been finalized. He would spend the first 2…

  • Inferno

    Inferno 1980

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Sep, 2014 2

    Film #3 of my Horror Marathon

    I'm on a huge roll watching movies that are visually competent and rewarding, but are lacking in other basic film criterion such as plot and characterization. Inferno fits that bill pretty nicely, featuring great cinematography on the streets of Rome and New York, as well as some amazing color work, but ultimately lacks the necessary plot cohesion to be a great piece of film-making. There is, however, also the added bonus here of an…