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  • Shock Treatment 1981

    ★★★ Rewatched 24 Mar, 2014

    Despite a couple of decent songs, this confusing and convoluted sequel just doesn't manage to clear the bar set by The Rocky Horror Picture Show. There is some interesting art direction, but conceptually the whole thing is a mess. The dual attempts to do a weird psychiatric hospital thing, and also an evil media empire thing, just don't mix.

    I have to confess to being totally non-plussed by Jessica Harper. I don't get how she got so many leading roles at the time.

  • Capote 2005

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2014

    Slow. Methodical. Contemplative.

    This film should be a test of patience for anyone used to the frenetic, shakey-cam laden, two-second-max-shot filled films that seem to be the norm these days. I suppose I could count myself among those whose attention span has suffered at the hands of modern media. And yet, I found myself amazingly involved and interested in this film, despite its lack of explosions, car chases, and quickfire banter!

    Capote is a careful character study, masterfully crafted by…

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  • Ninja III: The Domination 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2014 1

    Sort of like mashing together The Exorcist, Poltergeist, Samurai Cop, any Sho Kosugi movie, Flashdance, and Tron.

    So, awesome, obviously.

  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2014 2

    Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.

    Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad to big for Urban's head. That or his…