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  • A Candle for the Devil

    A Candle for the Devil

    ★★★★

    I have no idea where the English title comes in and the movie is a
    little heavy handed and obvious but so very enjoyable. Moves at a goo
    pace and if Geeson is a bit weak, the same could not be said of the
    killers or the kills. Set in a small Spanish village two sisters run
    modest hotel and take exception to the influx of mini skirted and hot
    panted 'dollies' from England. Murder seems a bit of a…

  • Sirens

    Sirens

    ★★★★

    Plenty has been written that is hostile towards this film. Bad acting, no story, silly dialogue and erratic cinematography. And if I'm honest there is something in all of these comments and yet, I've always liked it. It can't just be the copious nudity and its not. Sam Neill plays a 'fictionalised' Norman Lindsay, controversial Australian painter and sculptor, and whilst it is a very laid back performance he manages to convince as the eccentric artist. There is something of…

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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.…