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  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★

    Hooptober 4.0: #23 of 31
    6 Sequels x 2 Tobe Hooper Films x 3 People Eating People Films

    Roger Ebert wasn't wrong when he called this a geek show. Between the raving performances, grotesque effects and circus sideshow sets, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is more of an attraction than a coherent movie.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you. A great attraction is always worth the price of admission, and Tobe Hooper's sequel offers enough jumps and…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Leave all notions of plot and character development at the door. Suspiria is about atmosphere, and between its surreal sets, vibrant colours and nearly expressionist camerawork, it stands as one of the moodiest horror films of all time. The 4K restoration is essential viewing for the uninitiated and the converted alike. Every flourish is rendered in vivid detail, making this twisted fairy tale more palpable than ever before.

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  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    FILM SCHOOL DROP OUTS WEEKLY CHALLENGE 2017
    Week 5 – Movement – Russian Montage (1923-1934)

    Russian montage is possibly the most intimidating topic on the whole FSDO curriculum. As difficult as the other subjects can be, they mostly fall within the bounds of commercial cinema. Sure, No Wave and French New Wave filmmakers may attempt to confound viewers and subvert their expectations, but many of them still wouldn’t be classified as outright avant-gardists.

    Directors like Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov…

  • Little Caesar

    Little Caesar

    FILM SCHOOL DROP OUTS WEEKLY CHALLENGE 2017

    Week 8 – Genre – Crime – Pre-Code Gangster Movie

    The Motion Picture Production Code opens with a few general principles. Many are purposefully vague. “Correct standards of life” are to be respected, the law “shall not be ridiculed,” and in its particular applications, murder must be portrayed in a vague manner that “will not inspire imitation.” But this first item on the list may be the most telling. It reads, “No picture…