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Favorite films

  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • The Phantom of Crestwood
  • Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge

Recent activity

  • The Tale of Tiffany Lust


  • Double Face


  • Rope


  • Back Street


Pinned reviews

  • Beauty and the Boss

    Beauty and the Boss


    “Women are for non-working hours.”

    She incarnated an unsullied spirit resisting the corruption of a world filled with predatory males.
    — William M. Drew on Marian Marsh, At the Center of the Frame

    Fast dictation is foreplay and kissing shoulders is flirting in Roy Del Ruth’s Cinderella Depression farce, Beauty and the Boss. Based on the three act play “The Church Mouse,” it’s the type of racy, rapid fire pre-code that makes me uncontrollably giddy; my body electric and tingling…

  • Cries of Pleasure

    Cries of Pleasure


    “Debauchery, without limits.”

    The insatiable urge to fuck, to torture, to kill, turns out to be a nightmare for the perpetrator too. Meanwhile pleasure shades into paroxysms indistinguishable from sickness.
    — Stephen Thrower, Flowers of Perversion

    Antonio in a messy quadruple with 1) Julia, the young Berber girl from North Africa he adopted into his home and raped at age twelve 2) Marta, his pretty live-in maid, and 3) Martina, his beautiful wife just released from her stay in an…

Recent reviews

  • The Tale of Tiffany Lust

    The Tale of Tiffany Lust


    "This is the day on which I'm finally going to belong to myself."

    ➡️ Radley Metzger’s Final Hardcore Tales ⬅️

    ❗ Watched the 83 minute “soft” version, which features numerous alternate, extended, and additional sequences.

    Part 1: The Scene

    Radley Metzger, one of the foremost directors of elegant erotica during the Golden Age of American pornography, wanted to go straight. It was 1979 and he had been working in both soft and hardcore pornography for over ten years. His brand…

  • Double Face

    Double Face


    “Do you want a divorce, Helen?"
    “How middle class.”

    This Italian/West German production was one of several gialli which were marketed in Germany as Edgar Wallace krimi. Considering the flagging quality of Rialto’s own product, no doubt a truly superior offering such as this would have come as a welcome relief.
    — Troy Howarth, So Deadly, So Perverse Vol 1

    Klaus Kinski wearing a krimi coat and sucking on cigarettes cinema. Objectively, a bad film, with Riccardo Freda working at…

Popular reviews

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One


    “Is your war over yet?”

    To live. Just stay alive. Ex cowardly kamikaze pilot reckons with civic duty and survivor’s guilt while sustaining multiple head injuries in post-war Japan. Minus One us J-drama Godzilla, complete with head bandages, orphaned children and a last minute hospital bed reunion.

    If the Toho films are largely about a humiliated Japan creating a non-geopolitical boogeyman to unilaterally destroy on the silver screen with the hope of restoring national pride, and Shin Godzilla was Japan…

  • Rope



    “Pity we — we couldn’t have done it with the curtains open, in the bright sunlight.”

    Murder as privilege. Brandon’s deference for Rupert reeks of a mentor/mentee prep school unrequited love, with nervous admiration and longing for more (I’m sure I’m the last person on Earth to note that Rupert’s idea for Cut a Throat Week or Strangulation Day is basically the plot of The Purge). Will never be my favorite Hitchcock but it’s a fun experiment and runs exactly the length it needs to. I also think I’ve seen that Mary Pickford film, “The Something Something.”

    ➡️ Sir Alfred: Hitchcock Ranked