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  • Marketa Lazarová

    Marketa Lazarová 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2015

    Such a beautifully shot film I would genuinely love to draw every single scene. Which would be a ridiculously pointless endeavour and yet I can't stop thinking about it.

  • Tales from the Crypt

    Tales from the Crypt 1972

    ★★½ Watched 05 Oct, 2015

    Plodding horror anthology with few highlights aside from a loveable Peter Cushing zombie. I've docked a half star as it's possible the film inadvertently invented 'Saw' and the torture-porn genre in the final chapter.

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  • Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder 1977

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    'I wanna get my hands on those murdering bastards.'
    'That'll pass Cliff, everything passes.'

    Woah. I was not expecting that. Like an existential 'First Blood' that transcends 'revenge movie' into something far weightier through a brilliant script and lead performances.

    It predates and near-enough renders 'First Blood' worthless guff. And I [used to] love 'First Blood'.

  • The Man Without a Past

    The Man Without a Past 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Dec, 2013 1

    "I wonder if this was a wise thing to do?"

    "God knows, but let them dance."

    I especially liked the Matti Pellonpää portrait.