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  • Four of the Apocalypse

    Four of the Apocalypse

    ★★★½

    My issues with Fulci’s best western lay within the pacing of the first act and beginning of the second act, and the overall vibes echoing more of an American Western than that if Spaghetti. Then they meet Chaco (Tomas Milian, who may or may not be channeling a Manson-esque persona) and shit gets fucked as more time u folds. Torture, rape, drugs, violence—all featured heavily on display. I couldn’t help but get an early Floyd vibe from some of the…

  • Keoma

    Keoma

    ★★★★

    Tackling issues of racism and spirituality with outbursts of violence via the gun, a hauntingly trippy dippy soundscape amongst an atmospheric haze-scape of surrealistic pillows, and Franco Nero being fucking Franco Nero. Keoma is a tasty plate of Pasta mixed with just enough hallucinogenics to differentiate itself from other Spaghetti Westerns. Violent and somber with some very interesting sound/editing choices, tbh I wouldn’t want my Castellari any other way.

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  • Opera

    Opera

    ★★★★

    Sweepingly beautiful camera work, graphically intense murder sequences (If you've seen the cover art for this, you know are fucked), Argento crafts a doozy of a giallo against the backdrop of an Opera production of MacBeth and the soundscape of pulsating metal.

    The keyhole scene is a 10/10 and one of the best said scenes in cinema.

    The new Scorpion Releasing/Code Red blu (I mention both because the case says Scorpion but the disc says Code Red, Lol those crazy…

  • The Monster Squad

    The Monster Squad

    ★★★★★

    Today was a rough day. 

    A friend passed away this weekend, very suddenly, leaving behind a 4 year old daughter who's having a very difficult time understanding whats going on. I'm at a loss for words and have been pretty out of it since finding out the news.

    After finally settling in for the night, I put on my comfort movie to try and get some sleep, but I was reminded how I met my friend John. It put a…