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  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion


    My love for this movie and series is deep and well-documented.

    In re-watching it, I find myself wondering if the person I am now would fall in love with it if I watched it for the first time now. I'm not sure I would, although that is by no means to suggest that I wasn't right to before. It's a fantastic and compelling movie.

    The only thing I can't say worked for me now was Matsu's rape/seduction, however one reads…

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead


    Revisiting the extended cut. The last couple of times I've watched the theatrical cut. I'm certainly aware it was Romero's preferred cut and had wanted to revisit it as such. It's so nice to watch this one again, though. It really stretches out and lets you live with the characters and their situation. I'm not 100% sure which I'd prefer to show a first time viewer, but any fan should watch this one, at least occasionally.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    The original trilogy is like a great band at their peak. They're making hits, feeling it. They fall away a bit at the end, trying too hard to sound like themselves, but it's what everyone remembers. The prequels are like their weird period of experimenting with orchestras and world music and big concepts they can't quite keep contained in the realm of the pop song. This is like a cover band made up of skilled musicians playing their greatest hits competently but soullessly in an order that robs them of any context or meaning.

  • Young, Violent, Dangerous

    Young, Violent, Dangerous


    On some level, this is a Eurocrime version of Just For the Hell of It with Tomás Milián as a Police Commissioner looking into the crime spree. And if that had been the sum total of it, that would have been more than enough for me.

    It is something more, though, it's a thoughtful and well-acted movie. Not only by Milián, who can essentially do no wrong in my world, but by Eleonora Giorgi as well as Stefano Patrizi, who gives a strangely haunted and thoughtful portrayal of the gang's ringleader.