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  • Spookies 1986

    ★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    Such an odd little flick that I’m surprised hasn’t been re-released on home video. While it’s not a great movie (there’s just too much going on to keep it contained) it does have a lot of interesting touches and me invested. The practical FX are pretty solid too. Perfect title for a Scream Factory treatment with both cuts of the movie + commentary & extras. I'm sure there are some sweet stories to tell.

  • i.Mirror 2007

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2014

    Director Cao Fei constructs a fantastical mind trip under her Second Life name "China Tracy" documenting a real encounter she experienced with an older man in the virtual world. Full-on sensory overload augmented with bumping techno and house music to pump life into this virtuality makes for a wild often disjointed ride. It's acid. It's ecstasy. It's awkward. Very much a time capsule of a specific period in the digital age. Futuristic yet dated.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2013

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 2

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.