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  • The Witches

    The Witches 1966

    ★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Awful mess of a film. Joan Fontaine gets the full treatment as the unwitting cohort of a pack of witches who jump around in rags to the beat of Kay Walsh as the epitome of the devil. There is no way to describe the weird ritual dancing and gyrations that accompany the planned sacrifice of a young victim so that Walsh can be young again. Joan is struck dumb with frightened look on he face for most of the film.…

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim 1943

    ★★ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Dull melodrama about a cult of witches and their prey. Everyone is so listless it's not nearly as dangerous as it is supposed to appear. Woman looking for her sister locates her in clutches of cult but they can't decide how to make her drink poison so they let her go only t send a man out to kill her. What? Yes, that's about it. Jean Brooks in a fright wig and mink coat is their target. She's so bored she offs herself anyway as the credits roll. What a mess!

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2015

    A series of inconsequential events that befall a large group of characters about whom we care little as told by a director who could care less how much of the chronicles that enfold we understand -- that's what I got out of IV. Did I mention the famous actors involved? Joaquin Phoenix, looking like Charlie Manson in the second trimester of a hygiene strike; Josh Brolin mean, lean and chewing up a mouthful of pot leaves like Popeye on spinach;…

  • Eat Drink Man Woman

    Eat Drink Man Woman 1994

    ★★★★ Added

    A pleasant surprise.