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  • Maillart's Bridges

    Maillart's Bridges

    ★★★½

    Around the World in Cinema 2018 - Germany

    Having never heard of Heinz Emigholz even with some knowledge of avant-garde filmmakers, Maillart's Bridge is definitely the type of film you expect to play in an art installation or a festival. That is not a criticism, in fact I am a proponent against the elitism of this type of cinema over being available to see in these locales only, even if my natives here in farming country might react with bafflement…

  • JCVD

    JCVD

    ★★★★

    Around the World in Cinema 2018 - Belgium

    As of 2018 JCVD will be celebrating its ten year anniversary at some point. Ten years and, despite the acclaim it gained from cult podcasts when it first came out, it is sadly not as talked about as one would hope after the praise it gained back then. I have not seen the film since 2009 or so, the film first premiering in 2008 when I first started to become an avid…

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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

    ★★★½

    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…