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  • The Evil Dead
  • Eraserhead
  • Re-Animator
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  • Quadrophenia

    ★★★★

  • Vanishing Point

    ★★★★½

  • Death Race 2000

    ★★★½

  • The Last Movie

    ★★★½

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  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    ”I am the great traitor. There must be no other.”

    A despicable tale of despicable men let loose in a despicable jungle as they slowly drift towards their inevitable demise, Aguirre, the Wrath of God is as much a repudiation of the evils of colonialism as it is a darkly comic examination of hollow futility of man’s hubris. Werner Herzog is certainly no stranger to stories about addled and deranged men and their mangled lives, such stories comprising a notable…

  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator

    ★★★★★

    And what would a note say, Dan? 'Cat dead; details later'?

    Re-Animator is, undoubtedly, a cheap and nasty little film. The maiden directorial effort from avant-garde theatre producer Stuart Gordon, it catapulted its star Jeffrey Combs into the haunted halls of horror legend and set the tone and the standard for every B horror film that followed. As a genre piece it is nothing short of perfection, both in how it honestly and earnestly presents its scares and gore with…

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  • Vanishing Point

    Vanishing Point

    ★★★★½

    The Pink Flamingo Cinema’s AUTOEROTICA

    Easy Rider, Two Lane Blacktop, and Vanishing Point form a triumvirate of progenitors of modern American automotive cinema and of films that capture the oncoming malaise brought on by the end of the ‘60s, and yet while the former two are lauded in film circles and well preserved in home video releases, the former has received relatively little adulation. A shame, because Richard C. Sarafian’s film, whilst certainly more pulpy and genre intentioned than its…

  • Death Race 2000

    Death Race 2000

    ★★★½

    It’s always heartening to sit back and watch the upper echelon of Roger Corman’s output, the years where American International Pictures and then New World Pictures were one of the hotbeds of emerging talent where fresh faced and boundary pushing film makers like Alan Arkush, Joe Dante, and Dennis Hopper could make decently budgeted films with little restrictions apart from their genre outlines, because the films have a massive amount of genre appeals but also usually a solidly constructed cultural…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049 is a slow film. Not in the elegantly paced and palpably tense way where the movie drags you in and dares you to see what happens next. No, this film is slow in the way that it makes it’s two and a half hours feel as if you’ve been sitting in the theater for six. A sequel to the originally maligned 1982 Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel that takes only the smallest elements from…

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    A staggeringly lesser product than the sum of its parts, mostly due to the fact that quite a few facets of Army of the Dead are lifted wholesale from better films and mangled with Zack Snyder’s particular brand of depthless direction. From the first scene one is near overwhelmed with the uneven tone that attempts to mix bad comedy with agonisingly lacking gravitas, in the process doing justice to neither concept and having the whole film exist in a void…