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  • Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout

    Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout

    ★★★★

    Is it really a four star film? Is it even a film? Well, not really. It's a relic from the video age. I guess if someone made an equivalent today, it'd be cut into 10 minute bitesize pieces, uploaded to YouTube and referred to as "content". But damn, it's GOOD CONTENT.

    Back in the day, you could send off a cheque to an address in an ad in Fangoria and get this VHS tape sent to you in the post…

  • Heart of the Dragon

    Heart of the Dragon

    ★★★

    Sammo Hung ignores Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder advice and casts himself here as "Big Dummy", a loveable 30 year old with the mind of an 8 year old who gets into all kinds of trouble because he doesn't understand how the world works. Luckily, he has younger brother Fung (Jackie Chan) to look after him and keep him out of scrapes. Fung is a police officer, but has ambitions to become a sailor one day, even though that does leave…

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  • Lords of Chaos

    Lords of Chaos

    I have Thoughts. With a capital T. So this is going to be a long post. Sorry.

    I guess I should start by putting this into context because I suspect most people are probably going to find this film perfectly enjoyable and wonder why I'm being so joyless. I admit I'm basically the butthurt fanboy of black metal. All those nerds moaning about Star Wars or Ghostbusters and ruined childhoods. That's me here, sure. I admit it. But I'm at…

  • Lust, Caution

    Lust, Caution

    ★★★★★

    I watch a lot of movies that feel so messy and out of control I just think "who is this for? Does even the director understand what they're doing?" and it's refreshing to feel, from the very start, that you're in the hands of someone who truly knows what they're doing. Lust, Caution is exquisitely made; not just in terms of its lavish production values but in every sense. It's cinema that knows just the right balance between opulent movie…