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  • Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

    Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

    ★★★★

    I see filmmaking as a business and pity anyone who regards it as an art form. — Herschell Gordon Lewis

    This documentary and Lewis’s commentaries on his films are by far the most interesting facets of watching the films themselves, Lewis took nothing seriously except the bottom liine and is quite a story teller. Recommended for fans.

    flickersintime.com/1965/a-couple-with-herschell-gordon-lewis/

  • Color Me Blood Red

    Color Me Blood Red

    ★½

    Rolf: Listen, pal, you’d be rude, too, if you saw your girl tied up, and a man with an axe in one hand and a bloody mess in the other. And a corpse outside there on the beach.

    Thus is the third in Lewis’s “Blood Trilogy”, following “Blood Feast” and “Two Thousand Maniacs”. In this one, a painter is criticized for his drab color schemes until he comes up with the idea of smearing his paintings with blood collected from…

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  • The Time Machine

    The Time Machine

    ★★★★

    I’ve read the source novel and was looking forward to the movie. It is nowhere near as thought-provoking but still a fun special effects adventure.

    flickersintime.com/1960/time-machine-1960/

  • Dressed to Kill

    Dressed to Kill

    ★★★½

    The finale in the series of Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes films is a tribute to the Conan Doyle story A Scandal in Bohemia. A mistress of disguises leads a gang that will stop at nothing to retrieve three music boxes. These will give the crooks virtually a license to print money. As always, Sherlock Holmes is just a little too smart for her.

    Given the quality of the average B movie of the period, these films are small masterpieces and remarkable for their consistency.