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  • Of Unknown Origin

    Of Unknown Origin

    OK, I like a killer rat movie as much as the next cat. I don't know what I was expecting from OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN but it wasn't this! Very pleasantly surprised. Peter Weller plays a yuppie (it WAS 1983) who is bucking for a promotion by over-achieving on a super-important case at work. His wife and kid are off to the grandparents' house so this should be a golden opportunity for him to ace it. Except for the apparently golden…

  • Winterbeast

    Winterbeast

    ★★★★★

    A couple months ago, it was decided amongst the crowd of delinquents I frequent, that BLOOD DINER was in fact the greatest movie ever made. But now I have seen WINTERBEAST. . . .and if this movie doesn't surpass BLOOD DINER for the ultimate prize, it at least ties it!!! At long last, I now know why I was born: to see WINTERBEAST in all its glory! The film has no acting, no directing, no editing, no sound design and…

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  • Bus Stop

    Bus Stop

    ½

    I have to agree with the other negative reviews of this film; it is possibly one of the most unpleasant movie watching experiences I've ever had. Others have commented that it was like a horror film where a brutish bully torments a woman until he finally breaks her. For me, it was like watching a rape in slow motion; but with the added unpleasantness of the filmmakers' attitude that we were apparently supposed to find a lot of the proceedings…

  • The Spiral Staircase

    The Spiral Staircase

    ★★★★

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    Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
    Task #10 : Film featuring a mute!
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    After making the classic film noir PHANTOM LADY, director Robert Siodmak helmed THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE for RKO and what a little gem of a film it is! A master of film noir, Siodmak tackles gothic horror in a film project originally spearheaded by David O. Selznick before he sold the property to RKO. From the very first moment of the…