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  • The Great Silence

    The Great Silence 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2016

    Well, I know now that I need to see this again, and soon. It's a shame that it's so out of print.

  • The Hellbenders

    The Hellbenders 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Feb, 2016

    Joseph Cotten's evil grin, a bright and moody Morricone score, a desolate atmosphere and a hell of an ending make this a memorable spaghetti western. Wedged in between Django and The Great Silence, it's easy to miss this entry into Sergio Corbucci's peak period, but it shouldn't be overlooked. Unusually, Corbucci does not take a story or screenplay credit here.

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  • The American Astronaut

    The American Astronaut 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2012

    The best black and white comedy space western musical I've ever seen.

  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jan, 2012 1

    Until recently, I had no idea that Scandinavia was producing really fantastic genre films. In just the past few years, Sweden has released LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Norway has released THE TROLL HUNTER, and Finland has released RARE EXPORTS. This film has a wonderful blend of horror elements, Lapland mythology, Christmas iconography, and frames it inside of a kids' adventure movie (not unlike Monster Squad or The Goonies). The small Finnish mountain town setting is gorgeously sparse and desolate, and the photography is sharp and well executed.