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  • The Beast in the Cellar

    The Beast in the Cellar 1970

    ★★½ Watched 06 Oct, 2016

    Good things: set in Lancashire. Beryl Reid and the other one bickering, sometimes through a kitchen serving hatch. Great soundtrack. Subplot about celery.

    Bad things: writer giving up in act 3 and having Beryl tell entire back story for several decades of screen time. Big twist is that there is beast in cellar. Celery plot unresolved.

  • Imaginaerum

    Imaginaerum 2012

    ½ Watched 27 Feb, 2016

    Absolute shitaeum.

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  • Lifeforce

    Lifeforce 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Apr, 2013 7

    OK, I admit it, I'm a fan of Lifeforce, and it's not just because of the vast swathes of nudity.* Not that I can't see the flaws - this is after all a film that (ahem) climaxes with a man able to save the earth by having sex, in fact he's so good at sex that he sends himself and his partner flying up into the air - but it is also fun, ambitious, scary and dare I say it…

  • Caligula

    Caligula 1979

    ★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2013 8

    It's hard (sorry) to know how to review Caligula, especially in its full length (sorry again) version. I've seen lots of 10/10 reviews on other sites, but you can't help feeling (ahem) that they are actually reviewing the behind-the-scenes story. That of course is incredible, hilarious and tragic - all things that the film should be but isn't. It's swollen (cough), sloppy (cough cough) and gets itself into a proper mess (nurse!). Mark Kermode famously said that there was a…