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  • A Hitman in London

    A Hitman in London

    ★★★

    It would be very easy to shit all over A Hitman in London. It looks quite cheep, it’s very obvious that the majority of the stars are shot in a single location and probably all on one day. The story is also a little shallow and cliched. But a little knowledge of the filmmaker gives it something of a boost for me. Ara Paiaya is basically a one man army when it comes to filmmaking. I saw his early film…

  • Psycho Cop Returns

    Psycho Cop Returns

    ★★★½

    Now this is more like it. After being thoroughly disappointed with the first film, Adam Rifkin (as Rif Coogan) gives us what we really want. A crazy, dumb, fun little horror film. The tone has changed and this has its tongue planted firmly in it’s cheek. The story revolves around a group of office workers staying after work to host a stag party in the office complete with booze and strippers. Psycho Cop of course has other ideas.

    The characters…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
    The…

  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

    Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

    ★★★½

    Before I actually review the film, let me just rant for a second. This year, there have been three films above all that I have been most excited for and wanted to see. Kung Fu Elliott, Giuseppe Makes a Movie and this one (incidental all documentaries about the making of a film). All three of them had a few theatrical showings and then went to VOD. So I excitedly each time went to put down my hard earned cash to…