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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    My reaction on Prometheus on release:  It looks amazing, Fassbender & Rapace are great... I just wish it was as good as Alien.

    My reaction to Covenant on release:  It looks amazing, Fassbender & Waterson are great... I just wish it was as good as Prometheus.

  • One-Eyed Jacks

    One-Eyed Jacks

    ★★★★★

    Unique and  beautiful... plus, I'm into vintage 101 footage

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  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    ★★★★

    I'm a fan. I love the minimalism, the languid pace, the long takes, the pop psychology and 70's sex comedy holdover characters, the doomsayer, the iconic sound track etc, etc, etc...

    I'd love have seen this at a time when the gore was actually shocking... as now it only plays as brief segues.

    Comparing this to Halloween is completely unfair. John Carpenter was attempting to make a film, Sean Cunningham is attempting to make money.

    From here:
    -Part 2 is…

  • Dead or Alive

    Dead or Alive

    ★★★★

    Rewatch via Arrow Films Bluray //

    I'd initially seen this, via the old, censored, non-anamorphic Kino DVD, around 2004. It was entertaining enough, at the time, but I was expecting something more. The new Arrow Bluray set, while definitely not "restored" in any real sense, is still a HUGE step up from that initial experience and goes a long way in making this look like a film and not just a wacky video.

    Maybe the most sublime opening 7 minutes of action cinema.
    Maybe the most ridiculous last 2 minutes.