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  • The Heiress

    The Heiress


    If, like me, you worship at the altar of classical Hollywood at its most exquisitely refined, you'll know that William Wyler's name carries the loftiest of reputations. If you wanted a prestige literary adaptation executed with high polish and award-friendly seriousness, (as well as a firm enough hand to corral a high-powered cast of difficult egos) hard-nosed perfectionist WW was your man.

    But to pigeon-hole Wyler as a mere safe pair of hands overlooks his supreme talent as a master…

  • Leave Her to Heaven

    Leave Her to Heaven


    Gene Tierney's eyes could burn a hole through a bank vault door.

    Her finest moment? Scattering her father's ashes in the desert, looking utterly imperious on horseback.

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  • Shanty Tramp

    Shanty Tramp


    No-budget late 60s Deep South exploitation. A stinking, abysmally ugly catalogue of foulness and brutality, but horribly watchable in a way which brings shame on you and your ancestors. You will be a worse human being for having seen this.

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man



    A crazed cyberpunk head-trip into extreme body-horror territory which makes David Cronenberg look like Richard Curtis, Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a dazzlingly delirious, hyper-kinetic nightmare journey into a claustrophobic hellscape populated by murderous metal/human flesh hybrids sprouting ever more grotesque bodily mutations which swell and buckle and violently morph into farcically Freudian phallic appendages, as the viewer is sent careering headlong into a maniacal phantasmagoria of pure visual invention. A frenzied…