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  • Dancin' It's On

    Dancin' It's On 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2015

    Dancin’ It’s On is likely to make my top ten this year. All the credit to David Winters and the late David A. Prior for leveraging two popular dance TV shows (SYTYCD/DWTS) and crafting a romantic tale featuring the dancers from these programs. It's amazing. Even more credit to Winters and the distro for getting a theatrical release. Easily the most I've laughed in a theater this year. If you took a drink for every "rich white girl" / "poor orphan" / "angry father" etc trope you'd be dead by the halfway point. IT IS AMAZING. I WANT TO WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH EVERYONE.

  • Tag

    Tag 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2015

    Few will say this is Sono's finest work (it's not) but damn is it entertaining. Especially in a theater with a capacity crowd as we experienced at CIFF. Given the material which ranges from horror to comedy to action to comedy to fantasy to comedy this is likely better viewing with a crowd than at home alone on the couch where one may just repeat, "WTF?" over and over rather than just enjoying the ride. Usually this type of genre…

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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.