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  • Roar

    Roar 1981

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2015 2

    If Hitchock and Cassavetes made a low budget JACKASS Movie with lions and tigers...

  • Deathgasm

    Deathgasm 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Oct, 2015 1

    A high school, heavy metal EVIL DEAD 2/DEAD ALIVE. Silly, gory fun.

  • That Darn Cat!

    That Darn Cat! 1965

    ★★★½ Rewatched 07 Jun, 2015

    A childhood favorite (with an amazing supporting cast) that still holds up. Will definitely make my Underrated '65 list.

  • Winner Take All

    Winner Take All 1975

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2015

    Great gambling TV-movie with an excellent performance by Shirley Jones at the center. Would make a solid (if emotionally draining) double bill with CALIFORNIA SPLIT. Supporting players include Joan Blondell, Sylvia Sidney and Sam Groom (who I am a big fan of from DEADLY EYES).
    The Film can be found on YouTube if you are interested:

  • U Turn

    U Turn 1997

    ★★★½ Rewatched 22 Mar, 2015

    One of the darkest, bleakest noirs out there.

  • The Prowler

    The Prowler 1951

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2015 2

    A minor noir masterpiece. The Blu-ray is fantastic and worth a pickup.

  • The DUFF

    The DUFF 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Mar, 2015 1

    Loved it. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/SHE'S ALL THAT 2.0. Go see it.

  • Alice's Restaurant

    Alice's Restaurant 1969

    ★★★ Watched 06 Mar, 2015 1

    Arlo Guthrie is a disarmingly charming hippie.
    Also, he has the same name as Richard Pryor's character in MOVING.

  • Chef

    Chef 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2015

    Charming as all hell. Delicious.

  • Dangerously Close

    Dangerously Close 1986

    ★★★ Watched 18 Feb, 2015 1


  • Shanks

    Shanks 1974

    ★★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2015

    Mesmerizingly bizarre. Meant to only be viewed late at night when you might fall asleep and wake up the next morning thinking you dreamed the whole thing. Not ERASERHEAD level trippy, but in a nearby zip code.

  • Terraces

    Terraces 1977

    ★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    More entertaining and enjoyable than the 2.5 star rating might lead you to believe. Epic ensemble soap opera in an L.A. apartment building. Like a 70s disaster movie without the disaster. Catch it on Netflix Instant.