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  • Dementia 13

    Dementia 13

    ★★½

    Dan's Hoop-Toper 4.0

    Progress: 39/40

    Task: 6 films from before 1970 (6/6)

    A mediocre horror-thriller that I found a bit too convoluted while watching. A number of the scenes were a bit too dark for me to tell what was going on too, which was frustrating. But they do end up wrapping everything together at the end, which I appreciated. None of the performances did much for me, but one thing I did enjoy was there was some rather impressive…

  • The New York Ripper

    The New York Ripper

    ★★★★★

    Dan's Hoop-Toper 4.0

    Progress: 38/40

    Task: 6 countries (6/6)

    What an unexpected treat - I absolutely loved this film! There's a killer on the loose in the heart of New York City. He's crazy, he primarily uses a switchblade, he preys on beautiful young women, and he taunts the police. Oh, and he quacks like a duck. Yes, you read that correctly!

    The filming is somehow beautiful overall, even though it's depicting the underbelly of New York with the graphic…

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  • Deadly Blessing

    Deadly Blessing

    ★★★★

    Dan's Hoop-Toper 4.0

    Progress: 32/40

    Task: 6 films from the following: Carpenter, Raimi, Whale, Browning, Craven, Tom Holland (5/6)

    That cover is incredibly misleading. For one, that shot is not even close to anything iconic or major that happens. And also, Sharon Stone is wearing an outfit that is completely covering her chest. Now that we've settled that, I loved the movie. Living close to Amish country here in central Pennsylvania, I may never be able to drive around that…

  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★

    Film School Drop Out Challenge - Week 5 - Movement - Russian Montage (1923-1934)

    A dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers.

    I feel guilty, but I didn't really care for this one at first. I found myself bored and not particularly interested in the subject matter. But then I started reading about montage in general and trying to pay a bit more attention to how…