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  • The Manitou

    The Manitou

    ★★★

    I loved reading the works of Graham Masterton back in the day and they would mostly all make for decent horror flicks but this low budget effort isn't gonna sell anyone on his work.

    I liked it based on my love of the material.. but it's not for everyone. Watching Curtis slum it is fun and his delivery of the evil "Mixmaster" line is something to behold.

  • The Brink's Job

    The Brink's Job

    ★★★

    A decent heist movie but not as thrilling as it should be in part to the jokey style early on.

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  • Super Fly

    Super Fly

    ★★★½

    An absolute classic of the blaxploitation genre with a title that is probably better known than the film itself.

    There's little doubt that the movie is a bit shambolicly made with sloppy edits and weak moments (things not uncommon in the genre) but it has a dated charm that works it it's advantage. The plots not the most progressive or exciting. It more normalizes the characters as pretty realistic human beings (so many of these movies elevated the central character…

  • Next of Kin

    Next of Kin

    ★★★

    80's Australian horrors are always of a certain look and type.

    There's something awkward about them. People talk unnaturally, there's weird off kilter elements that just work to create tension and an uneasy tone.

    The movie is very slow paced with some incredibly brutal editing leading to sudden scene changes which I'm sure was intentional to keep you off balance. It's a shame there wasn't more of the overt scares, what there was was effective but it could have done…