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  • Cobra

    Cobra

    ★★★

    2018 Cult Movie Challenge: Cannon Group (my list)

    Sylvester Stallone is Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti; a violent renegade cop who blames the world's ills on a justice system that is too lenient on criminals and who prefers to shoot first and not bother asking questions later.

    This approach is seemingly endorsed by his higher ups as Cobra is a member of the 'zombie squad' who is sent into out-of-control situations as a last resort. This includes protection of a witness to…

  • Disconnected

    Disconnected

    ★★★½

    2018 Cult Movie Challenge: Vinegar Syndrome (my list)

    Disconnected is a great example of a time when horror film-makers actually gave a sh!t about ideas rather than simply pumping out low- (and not so low-) budget jump-scares in the hope of making a quick buck.

    At the start of the film, Alicia kindly offers the use of her phone to a 'frail old man', but, when she returns from making a cup of tea, the old man is gone and…

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Film #13 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.

    I have never found cinematic adaptations of Frankenstein particularly engaging or inspiring. A classic ‘monster movie’? Absolutely. A profound and richly complex exploration of humanity and the human condition? Not so much.

    That is until now.

    This modern day interpretation by Bernard Rose is truly outstanding and I urge you to see it.

    To be honest, with more than 50 Frankenstein adaptations already available, I would almost certainly have given this…

  • Dead & Buried

    Dead & Buried

    ★★★★

    Film #21 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.
    Rules: Hoop-Tober 3.0 Extra Credit Film #1

    Film #11 from my list for Scavenger Hunt #19.
    Challenge #4: An original horror film from the 1980s that HAS NOT been remade or rebooted.

    After a shockingly brutal start, Dead & Buried is genuinely frightening and the suspense does not let up until the final credits. There are plot holes galore, but this is a horror film in which the subtext is more important…