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  • Bedlam 1946

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    It's heavy handed and incredibly unsubtle in it's message, but Bedlam is also a shockingly humane film, and becomes touchingly profound. Karloff plays his most vile character yet(excepting, possibly, his role in The Black Cat), but by the end also inspires an unexpected sympathy.

    The parts of this film that are a bit stiff can be forgiven when they take the viewer to moments of beauty, such as the scene where Tom, a brute of a man caged within the…

  • I Am a Ghost 2012

    ★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    I Am a Ghost is a ghost story from the inside out, following the deceased Emily as she goes through the motions of her day, roaming her labyrinthine home and only ocassionally becoming aware that something might be wrong. It's never said how much time has passed since her death, but all evidence points to it being at least a century. The audience could be forgiven for thinking that that also represents the amount of screentime devoted to her daily…

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  • Not Quite Hollywood 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2013

    A highly entertaining look at the Australian exploitation cinema of the 70s and 80s, with equal time given to sexploitation, action flicks, and gory horror pics. The documentary does a great job of capturing the joyous sense of anarchy that comes from a group of young punks breaking the rules. Extra points for treating even the sleazy hucksters only in it for the cash as groundbreaking pioneers in their own right. A few points off for how it glosses over…

  • The Room 2003

    ½ Added

    This film is atrocious, and my ranking represents a clear-eyed, objective view of this film's merits. My personal, subjective rating would be around a 4. This movie is fascinating, and very entertaining. There is nothing in this film that accurately represents human emotion or behavior. Nothing in this film represents reality, and that is awesome.