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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    ★★★½

    *Guilty pleasure alert*

    First off I was a huge X-Men '90s cartoon nerd. I got that same kind of fun/campy vibe from this film (at least when it wasn't being sentimental), but even those sometimes forced, tonally off serious parts didn't bother me because I'm so invested in the characters.

    I love the 3 newcomer lovely ladies-- Sansa Stark as Jean Grey, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, and especially Alexandra Shipp as Storm (I always hated Halle Berry in that role).…

  • Nothing Underneath

    Nothing Underneath

    ★★★½

    I'm really digging '80s gialli lately. The synth scores, the vibrant colors, and of course the '80s fashion are all a terrific match for the stylistic elements of the genre. I just wish there were more of them out there because I find even the minor efforts like Nothing Underneath, Delirium: Photo of Gioia, and A Blade in the Dark to be immensely entertaining despite their flaws.

    Nothing Underneath is pretty much the Italian giallo version of De Palma's Body…

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  • Congo

    Congo

    ★★★½

    Congo has my vote for the greatest bad film of all time. Things that make it awesome include but are certainly not limited to: an outrageously campy scene where Delroy Lindo calmly requests then promptly and inexplicably shouts "STOP EATING MY SESAME CAKE", murderous grey gorillas, silly Bruce Campbell, avaricious Joe Don Baker, charismatic Joe Pantoliano, The Lost City of Zinj (aka King Solomon's Mines with a more exotic name), Amy the talking gorilla, and of course Tim Curry's preposterous character, Herkermer Homolka, who is more obsessed with diamonds than anyone ever.

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★★

    I’m digging Sirk lately for sure. Magnificent Obsession was pretty sweet, but Imitation of Life feels much more ambitious and complete. The film as expected looks great in lavish Technicolor, and its multilayered story is very engaging. The acting was phenomenal with Lana Turner giving her best performance and of course Juanita Moore is the real star of the film.