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  • Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

    ★★★★

    To give it the old Eli Cash pitch: we all know that Boris Karloff's Mummy was not a Carry On star with massive waps. What this shamelessly entertaining Hammer horror presupposes is... maybe it was?

    Read even more considered thoughts than this, if you can imagine such a thing, at The Geek Show.

  • The Company of Wolves

    The Company of Wolves

    ★★★★★

    There aren't many films that are perfect, and in some cases it's the ragged ends that give you something to hold on to. Watching Neil Jordan's sophomore film with friends, they wondered if the ring on the severed hand was meant as a clue, if we were meant to identify the hand as coming from a particular character. The grandmother, perhaps? In the end, their theory turned out to be wrong, as Angela Lansbury showed up both hands intact a…

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  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★★½

    I was going to add a caveat to this review, to say that perhaps it wasn't a 4.5 film, but if you're queer, or if you're from one of those towns - you know, the ones with shops that you've never seen without the shutters down, the ones whose people are said to be "workshy" by people on TV despite the fact that some of the older residents still have scars on their head that they got from literally, physically…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★

    You shouldn't have to talk about fandom, of course. You shouldn't have to earn the right to offer your opinions on movies, and no good movie should be dependent on goodwill ported over from previous source material. It's just that, for me, there is something a bit special about Ghostbusters - the original movies, and the cartoon series spun off from them. The movies were a bit too scary for young me at the time they came out, actually, so…