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  • Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

    Landscape with the Fall of Icarus 1994

    ★★★½ Watched 19 May, 2016

    Wild animated interpretation of Pieter Bruegel’s painting by the same name. Weirdly distorted characterization of a priest losing his mind and his followers as bizarre creatures inhabit his visions. Both story and animation are captivating I watched it twice in a row. Available now on Fandor.

  • Megazone 23

    Megazone 23 1985

    ★★★½ Rewatched 07 May, 2016

    One of the first full feature anime films I watched that had a larger influence on my attitude towards Japanese animation than films like AKIRA or Ghost in the Shell. M23 has the style and breeziness layered over the high concept "everything you know to be true is false" premise. Throw in the cool transforming motorbike and futuristic 80s chic enveloping characters worth caring about, it's easy to enjoy and appreciate.

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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.