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  • Lost Highway
  • The Sacrifice
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium

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  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★

  • The Mummy Theme Park

    ★★★½

  • What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

  • Final Flesh

    ★★★

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  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Catching up with reviews I have posted on my own blog, this one has a nice timely relevance, where its director was once an obscurer filmmaker I admired for Happy Hour (2015), and has now gained more attention notwithstanding the recent Academy Awards having its own hullabaloo to deal with took all attention from the films nominated.

    Thankfully as well Ryusuke Hamaguchi's other film from this time, the first time in a long while of going to the cinema, has…

  • The Mummy Theme Park

    The Mummy Theme Park

    Needing a drastic change in tone from the previous review I completed, which had to have a drastic rewrite, this is simple but in itself a delightful surprise. It is a very silly movie, a straight-to-video mummy film from past the golden era of Italian genre cinema, but director Alvaro Passeri decided to nonetheless make a film like it was a silent era epic in his use of model work and style. It is gauche and ridiculous, but after Plankton,…

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  • The Inglorious Bastards

    The Inglorious Bastards

    Watching this, I realise the 1) Italian genre cinema deserves as much praiseas being great cinema in craft and that 2) Enzo G. Castellari needs to be placed in the higher tier alongside the Fulcis and Bavas. He feels like a working director, not an author of his work, and he has some inconsistent films in what I've seen, but he needs more than a cult status behind him. This is good already, don't get me wrong, as it lead…

  • Video Nasties: Draconian Days

    Video Nasties: Draconian Days

    Ah, has it really been four years since the last documentary? The last box set for the first documentary has sat proudly in my DVD case, then suddenly a new chapter appears with the addition of two extra discs on Section 3 films, which I even made a list for - letterboxd.com/coheed/list/video-nasties-section-3/ - and I can add the new set side-by-side with the original.

    In terms of the documentary, its your standard structured work in the genre, although I'm significantly…