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  • King Kong 1976

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jul, 2014

    First film of G-Fest XXI. I am crazy in love with this movie. Guess I know how Goonies fans feel. There is just so much about this movie that I adore that sometimes even I don’t understand it. This was the first time I’ve seen it on the big screen since its original release when my dad took me. Still have a very strong memory of that (which could be a big factor in why I love this move so…

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    A bullet into my top ten for 2014. That said, I'm not about to heap tons of praise on this film. Sure, it's very good and does its job conveying classism within the futuristic constructs of the train. Pretty simple stuff elevated by excellent camera work, good characters and even greater actors who know how to chew each frame and blow the occasional bubble. Or in this case, a shoe. This is a fun, ahem, ride that does many things…

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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.