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  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    ★★★★★

    While it might seem like another throwaway parody movie like Meet The Spartans of the numerous (and lesser) spin offs and sequels to Scary Movie and certainly the opening 10 minutes do little to squash these fear with a kung fu baby peeing over the films villain master pain (or Betty as he randomly chooses to call himself). However stick with the film as it soon turns into a clever parody of classic Kung Fu movies.

    Overdubbing the kung fu…

  • A Bittersweet Life

    A Bittersweet Life

    ★★★★★

    Part of the second wave of asian cinema which followed in the wake of The Ring, Battle Royale and Audition reviving the interest in Asian cinema leaving those saw them wondering what else they had been missing. Certainly this film only further posed the question as director Kim Jee-woon took the unique choice of following up his psychological horror A Tale of Two Sisters with this John Woo esq revenge thriller.

    Certainly in terms of plot A Bittersweet Life is…

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  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    ★★★★

    Sometimes all it takes is for one film to make you question your established opinion on a genre / director, something which certainly was the case here being neither a fan of Argento’s films I had seen much like the few giallo films I had also seen. Needless to I was pretty sure of my opinions only for this film to then go and screw it all up, let alone leaving me wondering if I’d been too quick in forming…

  • Troll Hunter

    Troll Hunter

    ★★★½

    When it comes to the found footage genre, I frequently find myself zoning out, especially when so many of the films belonging to this sub-genre seem to be under the impression that fuzzy shots and frantic camera movements give the viewer the illusion of being with the character being followed or that it somehow increases the tension, which is an interesting idea considering how hard it is to be affected by something that the camera can’t even bother to focus…