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  • The Third Murder

    The Third Murder

    ★★★½

    Features on new CINEMA ECLECTICA

    Graham - 'm co-host on Eclectica - said of John Waters that people expect him to like exploitation and gore movies, so when it comes to what his guilty pleasures [I statement I don't believe in, but let's stick with this bit] are it's the European arthouse. I have a similar thing going, but I wouldn't use the phrase guilty pleasures as why feel guilty about something you derive joy from? Anyway, I like crime…

  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★½

    Features on new CINEMA ECLECTICA

    I have seen loads of 1980s comedies, teen or otherwise, as someone who grew up during the 1990s the pop culture of my youth saw this stuff on an almost perpetual loop. So, that being the case, I thought I had seen everything, plus I was a little burned out on the things. So Heathers was on the "I don't care" pile. Which was foolish. Basically, none of this style of 1980s cinema has even…

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    A pseudo-slasher that takes an incredibly simple premise and gets a great deal of mileage out of it thanks to a knowledgeable and witty script drenched in the meta. The film cranks up the atmosphere and tension beautifully making the eventual emergence of just some guy or girl (sometimes in a state of undress) gloriously creepy. This finely tuned atmosphere and anticipation is worth a million jump scare predicated horror bores. All of this is topped up with flowing cinematography and brooding score by Disasterpeace. That score - well, they are clearly just showing off, aren't they?

  • Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    ★★★★

    2018 Cult Movie Challenge - Week 5 - Giallo Week

    Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key. That title is amazing and this is pretty much a case of instantly becoming a fan of its director, Sergio Martino. The score by Bruno Nicolai is chock full of harpsichord gold, and its cinematography is as gorgeous as any other golden era Giallo, of which, there is one shot that knocked my socks clean off. Someone is…