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  • Daughter of Dracula

    Daughter of Dracula

    ½

    This was utterly terrible eurotrash skinflick nonsense disguised as a horror movie. The inappropriate use of in and out zooms as every conceivable moment was only less annoying than the consistently wrong choices about how close a close up should be.

    I think I may need therapy after watching this.

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    ★★★½

    Decent performances and scenes that don't add up to a great movie, because it goes nowhere in the end. Julie Christie is magnificent in her tiny role though, and Courtenay is excellent too.

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  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    Very fun movie with one insanely catchy tune that will lodge in your head like a brainspider. It's goofy and surreal, with plenty of jokes, some of which are at oldschool Lego expense, which is fine. Without spoiling however, I think this movie is not just working on a meta-level (big deal, a lot of kids movies do that, to keep the adults interested), but actually transcends this in the last act and becomes meta-meta-level (meta about meta-levelling).

    Combine this…

  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★★

    Crazy, fun exploitation flick about a reporter faking insanity to investigate a murder in an asylum, but then finding faking madness and being mad are kind of a bit too close to each other for comfort.

    It also actually says things about America at the time it was made, including comments on racism, facing responsibility for one's actions (or not), and how being different can condemn you.

    So sleazy in parts, and cheaply profound in others.

    Best line comes when the hero finds himself in a women's ward: "NYMPHOS!"