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  • Short Night of Glass Dolls

    Short Night of Glass Dolls

    ★★★½

    2018 Film School Drop Out Weekly Challenge

    Week 34 - Composer - Ennio Morricone
    Progress - 35/52

    If I were judging what a movie is about based on a cover, I'd sure be confused! But then again, I'm not sure I'm any clearer having actually watched it. Gregory is a news reporter but he's got a problem - seems he's completely conscious but can't move a muscle or speak or sweat or do much of anything. So he ends up…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★

    2018 Film School Drop Out Weekly Challenge

    Week 30 - Writer - Marguerite Duras
    Progress - 34/52

    The first 20-30 minutes of this film are very powerful as the conversation between the two lovers is played over top horrific post-bombing footage of Japanese citizens who suffered, both in the immediate aftermath and in the coming years, most notably when children were born with abnormalities. It's tough to stomach and really makes you question humanity. Once we separate from that part…

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  • Braindead

    Braindead

    ★★★½

    2018 Horror x 52 Challenge

    35. Splatter Film
    Progress: 43/52

    It really is difficult to think that the man in charge of the LOTR franchise also was responsible for Bad Taste and this. It's a tremendous splatter film, that's for sure. The blood, gore, ooze, etc is everywhere and they seemed to really enjoy trying to gross everyone out. I really enjoyed this, but I was hoping it would be funnier I think. I didn't really find myself with any…

  • Phantasm II

    Phantasm II

    ★★★★

    2018 Horror x 52 Challenge

    20. Sequel/Prequel
    Progress: 44/52

    I loved the first movie enough that I went out and bought the boxed set - not sure why it took me almost a year to continue on with this series! It's nine years later real time, seven in Phantasm story land and Mike is kinda grown up and Reggie is still rocking the bald ponytail look, thank goodness. Mike's spent a lot of time in a psych hospital but upon…