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  • That Most Important Thing: Love

    That Most Important Thing: Love

    ★★★★

    "Out of the Żuławski films I have seen, this is very easy to follow, a love story but a very tragic one as it is a doomed romantic triangle between an actress Nadine Chevalier (Romy Schneider) stuck in making sex films to survive, a photographer Servais Mont (Fabio Testi) who is obsessed with her, and her husband Jacques Chevalier (Jacques Dutronc), a guy whose life is to just buy film memorabilia (mostly photos) and cinephilia, but is visibly aware his…

  • Rubber's Lover

    Rubber's Lover

    ★★★★

    A better way to celebrate one's birthday than the last blog link posted earlier today, even if a lot more bleaker a production. A revisit of Rubber's Lover, a sadly obscure Japanese cyberpunk film covered early in the blog's existence and one still ripe in being rediscovered and re-released.

    For the full review, follow the blog link below: cinemaoftheabstract.blogspot.com/2020/05/rubbers-lover-1996.html

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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…