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  • Mick Foley: 20 Years Of Hell

    Mick Foley: 20 Years Of Hell

    ★★★★

    It’s storytime with Mick as we join him on stage during one of his live appearances. It’s somewhere between stand-up and a lecture as Mick takes us through a brief telling of his origins before getting to the meat of the evening: The inside story of the legendary Hell In The Cell match in which the Undertaker tossed him off the top of the thing and he went through a table. It’s funny, but it’s also quite spine tingling to…

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★

    I grew up with Mr. Rogers, so I’m biased as biased can be with this one. I loved it. I believed in Rogers, I still do, and watching this made me miss him and his voice. On top of the nostalgia hits, this one has a bunch of non-neighborhood footage so you get a sense of just how deeply he cared for kids as you see him working one-to-one with children using his puppets. I felt choked up the entire…

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  • Crazy Love: Janet Bergstrom on Josef von Sternberg's Morocco

    Crazy Love: Janet Bergstrom on Josef von Sternberg's Morocco

    ★★★½

    Everything you wanted to know about Morocco and didn’t know to ask. Bergstrom knows her stuff, and it’s an interesting presentation to see her discuss the film and many of the more subtle things you may have missed on your first viewing.

  • Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming

    Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming

    ★★★½

    And with this the Sartana series comes to an end. Will, the Arrow boxset of the official series anyways. It’s a good ending too, if you stretch your thinking this one takes inspiration from “Rashomon” as Sartana gets mixed up in missing gold after a betrayal between crooked bankers and bandits. Hell, everyone in the movie is crooked, and it makes it interesting to watch Sartana navigate. Sartana’s abilities are beyond god-like in this one, and the ending is flat…

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  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★½

    It feels wrong to call this a classic, but it really is. It’s offensive, horrific, gross, and leaves you feeling almost despondent. Which means it absolutely succeeds in it’s goal in a way few films ever have. This was my 4th time watching it and it hasn’t lost any of it’s impact. It’s a real shame that they had to have animal cruelty in it. I can’t imagine the movie will ever have a better presentation than what GRINDHOUSE RELEASING has done with this blu-ray. If you’re a fan, it’s a must own.

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    ★★★★½

    Pretty much a perfect exploitation film that doesn’t disappoint even on multiple viewings. A trio of Go-go dancers go on a literal tear through the desert, destroying everything and everyone they meet. A big-titty whirlwind of destruction, everything is turned up to 11. It flags a bit in the last half, but not enough to make your interest wane. I would happily be stomped to death by Tura and her pals.