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  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    When it's active, it's a thrilling representation of class warfare. Unfortunately there are talkie bits, when all the fun and life drains out. The dialog attempts philosophical musings to even less effect than the later Matrix films. The whole thing gets hopelessly muddled by the end, but there's still enough delightful imagery and performances to make it enjoyable overall.

  • The Damned 2014

    ★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2014

    Interesting enough premise, but nothing is really done with it. The plot very quickly turns into a by.the-numbers cast thinner.

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  • Rabid Dogs 1974

    ★★★½ Watched 06 May, 2012 2

    Not a great Bava film, but a good one. While sometimes crossing from dangerous into ludicrous, the film maintains tension and a sense of peril throughout. A few scenes create the cringing sympathy of later films like "Last House on the Left". I haven't seen the English language cut, but the Italian is impressive for its ability to make you believe that you've witnessed offscreen horrors.

    Not a perfect movie, but one that feels important in founding the survival genre of horror.

  • Halloween 1978

    ★★★½ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2014

    Thank you, John Carpenter.