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  • God's Bloody Acre

    God's Bloody Acre


    You have not lived until you have seen this film.

    National Park squatters vs. impending National Park vacation renovation project vs. unsuspecting campers.

    Random thoughts:

    GRAND HOTEL plot structure mapped onto grindhouse hillbilly horror movie, with plenty of truly inspired goofball comedy thrown in. I was howling with laughter throughout, and I get the feeling that was what the director would have wanted.

    One of the hillbillies looks remarkably like Richard Manuel. Another one looks like early Cream Eric Clapton…

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    Dangerous Liaisons


    Roger Vadim dares to dream a classic into the mid-century modern, and nails it.

    Kino Blu-ray.

Popular reviews

  • Jaws



    Anytime, anywhere. For my money, Spielberg made 5 perfect films, and this one is at the top. Not a wasted shot, pitch perfect casting, pitch perfect dialogue. No sentimental hokum, and a Mamet ending.

    I find when talking to others that the legacy of this film (in terms of "inventing the summer blockbuster," "shark movie," etc.) tends to overshadow what a finely crafted thriller it, so much so that it I think it might be called one of the few "creature" films of the 1970s with an auteur stamp.

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker



    As much as in her legendary performance in FAT CITY, Susan Tyrell takes this completely insane horror hayride to the next level. It would have been a fine movie without her, more than likely, but she gives it life.

    I have asked three cinephile friends for their theories on the the family history here, and have gotten three different answers.

    Code Red blu-ray.