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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★½

    Around the World in Cinema 2018 - USA

    Viewing Kong: Skull Island on Christmas Day finally formulated a lot of the reasons I do not like many Hollywood blockbusters in one of many arguments I can make - that for films like this which cost more than most viewer's wages in an entire year, it’s amazing how much money before you even get to the marketing budget is spent on a single film like Kong: Skull Island and it still…

  • In the Shadow of Women

    In the Shadow of Women

    ★★★½

    Around the World in Cinema 2018 - France/Switzerland

    The best I can say about Philippe Garrel's film is that it’s a film, probably the most damning of all criticisms were it not for the fact that there's a loaded meaning behind those words. Actually pondering the film a lot more in this review, I've had to take a drastic U-turn in opinion mid-way typing it's review when it was originally a dismissive one, only to find a lot to have…

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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…