Paul Senior

Former 35mm Projection Goblin.
Classics, Arthouse, Cult, Silents, Exploitation and Trash cinema. SciFi, Horror a must.

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Repo Man
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • The Florida Project

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  • Kill Squad

    ★★★★

  • Kin-dza-dza!

    ★★★

  • What Waits Below

    ★★

  • Never Hike Alone

    ★★★★

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  • Kill Squad

    Kill Squad

    ★★★★

    An incredible piece of surrealist art diguised as an incompetent 80s action movie.

    Film #195 of 2022.

  • Kin-dza-dza!

    Kin-dza-dza!

    ★★★

    Two random guys encounter a strange hobo on the street and get teleported to the other side of the universe. A desert planet full of surrealist Mad Max goons ensues!

    The relentless strangeness and alien jargon are a big contrast to the matter of fact attitudes of our heroes. They accept the situation with a shrug and try to hustle their way home.

    While being charmingly off kilter, this drags on for over two hours. You never know what's coming next so that helps.

    Some scenes involving the garbage can shaped flying machine show up in UFO forums from time to time.

    Film #194 of 2022.

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  • Prospect

    Prospect

    ★★★★

    Low budget SF that does it right.

    The chunky 70s aesthetic was well executed, it's a universe I want to see more of. Special effects beyond the space sequences are minimal but effective, good use of colour grading.

    The real strength here is the solid character work and action filled story, great tension.

    Watchable and recommended.

    Film #92 of 2019.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    I mostly enjoyed Beyond the Black Rainbow and had some hopes for this trippy revenge tale.

    Brutally slow at first, the film tries to draw you in with colour graded visuals and excellent music before the carnage starts, with mixed results.

    I found it painfully indulgent and goofy at times, aiming for a certain 80s vibe but missing the mark. Its a good effort and certainly original but some scenes were lost in a meandering, bloody haze.

    Might have to rewatch this after....October 17th. 😉

    Film #504 of 2018.