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  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966

    ★★★½ Watched 20 May, 2015

    While I liked this film my main problem is that it is kind of the same film as the first one. 4 people (two couple) face Dracula and one by one is killed. Dracula even uses the same tricks here (sending someone to fetch his victim claiming that her husband asked for her. He does it even twice in this film and she falls for it again. I loved the references to Nosferatu in this film (the crazy guy eating…

  • The Brides of Dracula

    The Brides of Dracula 1960

    ★★★★ Watched 20 May, 2015

    I liked this film. It is such a strange story and I love that vampireism stands for something completely different here than in Horror of Dracula. Here it can be seen as a symbolism for rape and even incest. The beautiful baron is a sex maniac and has to be controlled. (SPOILERS!!!). If we look at the act of biting someone in the neck as penetration then the fact that he did it with his own mother (something that's emphasized…

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  • The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2013 12

    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2013 3

    Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.

    There are going to be SPOILERS from here on!!!

    What we have…