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  • Tokyo Vampire Hotel

    Tokyo Vampire Hotel

    ★★★★

    Around the World in Cinema 2018 - Japan

    "A great sense of excitement was felt finally seeing Tokyo Vampire Hotel. Also trepidation to be honest as, considering Sion Sono has had a spottier record from 2010 onwards, this could've turned into a dud. It neither helps that, out of the gate, the first episode of his Amazon Prime commissioned mini-series is terrible. It set up all the worst aspects of Sono that have come up in his work over the…

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    ★★★

    Around the World in Cinema 2018 - UK

    I wish I could give Banksy's quasi-documentary work with a higher rating but, honestly, its a slight production whose ambivalent position of being a documentary or a mockumentary is only rewarding concept, that Banksy's interactions with the future Mr. Brainwash could be all a construction of his own. Beyond that, as with his stunts such as having one of his works shred itself after being sold at an auction in 2018, they…

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  • 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…

  • 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…