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  • A Fuller Life

    A Fuller Life 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2016

    Samantha Fuller hasn't put together a documentary, but more a concise, visual version of Sam Fuller's memoir, A Third Face. This approach seems like an odd choice at first, but much like the films of Sam Fuller himself, A Fuller Life carves its own path and succeeds in creating something unique and worthwhile.

    The script is composed of selections from A Third Face, read by his friends, colleagues and admirers. Each person puts their own energy and interpretation into the…

  • Island of Fire

    Island of Fire 1990

    ★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2016

    Island of Fire is such an oddly structured movie. It boasts a fantastic, all-star cast, but the way the story is crafted the characters never really come together to form a cohesive movie. Each person's story could have been its own movie, but since this was a low-budget production hoping to capitalize on its cast, they just threw everything they had into it and hoped for the best. And by "everything they had," I mean a bunch of recycled prison movie stuff, mostly from Cool Hand Luke.

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  • Total Recall

    Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015

    Basically the greatest movie ever made. Move over Citizen Kane.

  • Payment in Blood

    Payment in Blood 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Apr, 2016 2

    Payment in Blood is one hell of a revenge film, unfortunately it's also extremely rare and the only known-to-exist version is from a German-dubbed VHS without subtitles. Kuei Chih-Hung is quite the dynamic visual filmmaker, though, which makes the experience of Payment in Blood visceral and engaging even without understanding a single word of dialogue. It helps to have a general idea of how revenge films work, but seriously just about everything you need to know about the movie is…