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  • Suspiria
  • The Black Cat
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Duke of Burgundy

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  • Tower of Evil

    ★★½

  • The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive

    ★★★★

  • Gothic

    ★★★★

  • Smile Before Death

    ★★★★

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  • Tower of Evil

    Tower of Evil

    ★★½

    It starts really well with the apparently deserted lighthouse and what has happened before with much killing and blood, even beheading and naked bodies. But it really has a lot of ideas and no story and in the end it finishes out in the cave with one another just running this way or the other. There is some sex and silly ideas but it clearly runs out before the end. Nothing really seemed interesting neither the killing or the treasure or nudity just a lot of screaming. Me too as well.

  • The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive

    The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive

    ★★★★

    It is a bit of a usual giallo and great fun. I was surprised to see that I watched this only seven years ago as I really didn’t remember what was happening. I think this is because it is a bit the end before the beginning of the kills. I did seem to remember the kid and his marbles and of course the nuns and their whipping, that they seem to like.
    30 March 2015
    I liked this a lot.…

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★★

    This is a profound and engrossing film. Peter Strickland is clearly less a fan of cinema than a fanatic for film and there is a difference. He believes that film does not depict reality but is a reproduction of reality and therein lies his fascination. He is excited by this process and through his films similarly excites us. In this film, ostensibly about a couple of ladies living out a BDSM relationship in a rambling old mansion, his filmic inspiration…

  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

    Strip Nude for Your Killer

    ★★★★

    I didn’t think much of this when I first saw it and don’t think much of it now. It’s terrible really because the girls are great and it looks good most of the time with plenty of sexy kills. The title, salacious though it is, is pretty accurate, but the predictable tale plods along and in the end produces a killer we have not only not seen but did not know existed! Distortion on the soundtrack doesn’t help this one.…