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  • Casting the Runes

    Casting the Runes

    The production values of this adaptation of the James story are very much that of a 1979 British TV production; whether that is a positive or a negative is up to the viewer to decide, but I think this short film has some creepy moments and, with one exception, a cast that does not over act and treats the material seriously. Which is not always a given. Definitely worth viewing as a curiosity.

    (From twitter)

  • Eden Lake

    Eden Lake

    Propaganda film designed to increase interest in Britain, produced by the British Tourism Board if run by nihilists .

    This is one of those horror films that is mean-spirited through and through, particularly with the choices of who dies when and who survives; it feels oddly fitting to watch this after seeing GERALD'S GAME - both quite harrowing for different reasons, but one has a sense of hope while the other doesn't believe in the notion of hope.


    (From twitter)

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  • Non-Stop

    Non-Stop

    ★★★

    Genre: Liam Neeson

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    ½

    Had I seen this in my childhood it is possible that I would now view it with forgiveness in my heart, my vision tainted by nostalgic lenses. But viewed for the first time twenty years after its release, my clear vision reveals this as a mess with unbelievable characters and plot, not to mention the racism and acceptance of young men having their way with young women too drunk to consent. A reminder of just how horrible the mainstream Hollywood could be in the 80s.