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  • I Love You So Much It's Killing Them

    I Love You So Much It's Killing Them 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    Fun spin on the serial killer format that works best as a short film. Alex Duncan is believable as this erudite executive that seems to have the science of killing all figured out. Worth checking out and a good start to the short film block at BCHFF.

  • The Rise of the Robots

    The Rise of the Robots 2015

    ★★½ Watched 12 Aug, 2016

    Micro-budget comedy/scifi shot in eastern Texas (Nacogdoches represent!) with a small cast and a lot of college student extras... and it ain't bad. Probably would be better suited as a short film in the 30-40 minute range as this story / material feels real stretched to meet feature length status (not to mention the 10+ minutes of epilogue/post-credit scenes). Also could do without the filter slapped on to give it a grainy, retro look but I do like the robots and Midgley's voice work. Recently added to Amazon Prime and worth a look if you dig B-movies made on a shoestring.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    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

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 3

    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.