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  • Nameless Gangster

    Nameless Gangster 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2015 2

    Okay, let's be completely frank about this. What's so wrong about selling some dope to the Japs?
    -Choi Ik-hyun

    Whether or not to watch a gangster film starring Choi Min-sik is a no-brainer, but this was not the type of character I was expecting him to play or the performance I was expecting to watch so it not only turned out great but also a spectacular surprise.

    I've seen Choi be ruthless countless times. He's amazing and entertaining at it.…

  • Zeta One

    Zeta One 1969

    Watched 28 Sep, 2015 3

    Oh, you're making this rubbish up.
    -Ann Olsen

    How the hell do you ripoff, I mean spoof films like James Bond and Barbarella, adding about 200% more nudity and end up with such a godawful boring film?

    I'm not going to pretend for one second that I don't enjoy exploitation cinema, calling it cinema instead of just exploitation films make it sound less sleazy doesn't it? I've logged more then a few here and given them high ratings... when they…

  • Tokyo Tribe

    Tokyo Tribe 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2015 10

    Cop these slammin' beats, from the ass-end of hell.
    -MC Granny

    Having expectations going into a Sion Sono film is about as pointless as trying to predict what John Travolta's next public socially awkward moment is going to be, the possibilities are just endlessly weird. Here I had the disadvantage of not knowing this was going to be a musical... a hip-hop musical no less!

    I don't know how, but Sono has managed to make a film that is possibly…

  • Castle Freak

    Castle Freak 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2015

    I didn't kill her, I fucked her, Okay?
    -John Reilly

    Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs together once again! It's yet another film based on the works of H.P.Lovecraft, this time around The Outsider, but unlike their earlier Re-Animator and From Beyond this one plays it with very few laughs.

    Combs is so much fun playing crazy and demented that it's almost disappointing that he doesn't go that route here, but at the same time it's nice to see him play…

  • Manborg

    Manborg 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2015 6

    To the death, please!
    -#1 Man

    He is man... he is borg... he is Manborg! While I really liked Kung Fury earlier this year, it does not hold a candle to the glorious cheap 80s ridiculousness that is the almighty Manborg! One of the main differences is that while both films have cheesy main characters, Manborg's are still ridiculous, but earnestly cheesy.

    After completly loving Astron-6's The Editor, it was highly recommended by strongboy that I check out this movie,…

  • Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

    Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2015

    I am the king, let's not forget that, but besides that everyone's equal.
    -Steven S. DeKnight

    It doesn't seem that long ago that I wouldn't have given a shit about a documentary like this, but now over the years I've grown to love some shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful as much as movies so this ended up being damn interesting.

    I like that Kurt Sutter almost admits that he's nuts.

  • Cat Chaser

    Cat Chaser 1989

    ★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2015

    Fuck a duck George!
    -Nolen Tyner

    Following up possibly my favorite Peter Weller film with one I've never seen before. On paper this looked great, an Elmore Leonard adaptation directed by Abel Ferrara who was known for gritty films like Ms. 45 and Bad Lieutenant. This should have been great.

    The film has a few great moments in my opinion, but just suffers from excruciating pacing compounded by narration from... well it's Reni Santoni, who doesn't play anyone in the…

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Sep, 2015 3

    Why is there a watermelon there?
    -New Jersey

    First time watching my Arrow Video Blu-ray of a film that still begs for it's sequel to be made, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.

    I already reviewed the film here, so I'll skip my usual nonsense and just post a link to Kevin Smith's SMoviola "Buckaroo Banzai" at the 49th New York Film Festival, it's a special feature on the BD, but it's been widely available on YouTube for years.…

  • Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Sep, 2015

    I'm climbing so high. Now a general. You know I won't stop there. Nobody in this world can stop me.
    -Ma Xinyi

    This has very little action compared to director Chang Cheh's other popular Shaw Bros films as it's much more of a drama, but still has a few key kung fu battles that are unmistakably Cheh in both action and brutality.

    It's a dramatization of the Assassination of Ma Xinyi, here being told after the act has been done,…

  • Schizopolis

    Schizopolis 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2015 1

    Jigsaw. Uh, fragment chief butter. King surgery mind?
    -Elmo Oxygen

    If I wasn't such a lazy bum I'd write a review like ScreeningNotes. It's probably the most appropriate review for this film on the entirety of Letterboxd.

  • The Editor

    The Editor 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2015 10

    Are you crazy? You light some rags in the sink and expect that to fix the plumbing.
    -Josephine Jardin

    I had no idea what this film was when I started it. Then within minutes it started hitting me... "This seems heavily influenced by giallo films... damn this is a comedy... holy shit this is a spoof of giallo films!" Probably the best film surprise of the year.

    Writers/directors/stars Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy did make a comedy, but it's also…

  • Bloodsucking Bastards

    Bloodsucking Bastards 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2015

    Bam snap!

    Unmotivated call center employees battle slightly less unmotivated vampires from taking over the world... uh... I mean their call center. It's a mix of Office Space and What We Do in the Shadows with a small fraction of their already small budgets.

    The entire film takes place in one office building and parking garage, but director Brian James O’Connell stretches out as much entertainment as he can from the limited resources. There's plenty of blood later on…