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  • Re: Born

    Re: Born 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2016 1

    Film 4 on Day 3 at FF2016 Day 3 - I'm a big fan of Tak Sakaguchi so my rating for this movie skews favorably in his direction. Still remember my reaction when I saw VERSUS at Facets Cinematheque in 2003, “I like this guy. A lot.” Met him back in 2011 during his YAKUZA WEAPON tour (when Tak broke his neck during that 4min+ long take fight sequence); he was amiable and thrilled to discuss his film with his…

  • Givertaker

    Givertaker 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2016

    Super fun short film that works like a Goosebumps episode that leans into Tales from the Darkside for its more sinister tone. It's set on the whole "be careful what you wish for" premise with a teen witch... [redacted]. This opened for A DARK SONG at Fantastic Fest and is now available online to view. Check it out:

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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 4

    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.