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  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much

    The Girl Who Knew Too Much 1963

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Oct, 2016

    Minor Bava perhaps, but still an entertainingly silly-yet-stylish Rome-set murder mystery romp. I watched the US re-edit known as The Evil Eye, not sure how it differs from the Italian cut..

  • Houston, We Have a Problem!

    Houston, We Have a Problem! 2016

    ★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2016

    Mockumentary that tells/invents the story of a secret Space Race-deal between Yugoslavia and the US. Immaculately done, but it plays it dead straight and I failed to see the point of the whole exercise. Would've maybe worked better at 45 mins, but just bores at twice that length.

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  • Scream 4

    Scream 4 2011

    ★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2012 7

    Not awful, just ordinary... those in-jokes and meta-references that once seemed so clever and fresh now just feel tired, and it's way too drawn-out and repetitive. Still, Craven delivers a few suspenseful sequences and the 'teen' cast provide some youthful energy even if the old-timers (Campbell, Cox, Arquette) clearly just turned up for the pay cheque.

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2012

    One of my all-time favourite movies - cult movie perfection. The dialogue, the characters, the performances and the whacked-out mix of punk rock teen alienation and sci-fi conspiracy hijinks make for a brilliantly original one-off. And the new blu-ray looks GREAT!