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  • In a Year with 13 Moons

    In a Year with 13 Moons

    ★★★★★

    Christ as a transgender. Frankfurt's Gospel according to Fassbinder.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★½

    A decent high brow remake of "Lifeforce". :p

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  • The Strangler

    The Strangler

    ★★★★

    Oh nuit
    Cache ma peine
    Elle est de n’être rien
    Et de vivre


    This one is the most "generic" invention of Vecchiali, a film with too many fathers (Hitch, Fleischer, the "Giallo", Clouzot/Chabrol) and without sons.

    If the "giallo" appears as the framework from the very beginning, the easy solution for the public and the killer soon falls apart: the killer losing his will, the cop his reason, the plot his consistency, while the victims doubt between life or destiny,…

  • Torso

    Torso

    ★★★★★

    "Torso", -recent Blue ed. of the complete italian cut- the last giallo directed by Martino in the 70's, is usually paired with Bava's "Bay of Blood" as early precursor of the slasher storm (even if likely indebted and feeling closer to Fleischer's "See no evil").

    "Boy meets girl" tweaked and saturated by repetition into "Boy kills girl", slasher films are the zero degree of the crime/horror scene: the fun spot to erase silly compromises and go in full experimental mode.…