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  • Ice Cream Man

    Ice Cream Man

    ★★

    Competent but ultimately dull horror comedy about a killer Ice Cream Man! Clint Howard steals the film as the ice cream man, but it’s not enough. The film isn’t nasty or funny enough to elevate it from the cheap-o direct to video slum it wallows in.

  • The Breaking Point

    The Breaking Point

    ★★★★

    The great John Garfield takes the lead as a boat captain down on his luck who takes a couple of dodgy jobs to pay the bills. Tight noir gets a little fat in the last half but is so damn good you can easily forgive it. Garfield is mesmerizing and the rest of the cast hold its own. Add in some progressing for the time racial casting and this one is all win.

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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.

  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★★½

    Revisited the film that put John Woo on the map in the West and it holds up remarkably well. It's corny as heck, but damn, those action scenes are still completely bonkers and it's clear that it's influence is still being reverberating around THE RAID and JOHN WICK twenty plus years later. Chow Yun-Fat is the suavest mother Tucker since Cary Grant and the only knock you can have against the film is that Woo followed it up with HARD BOILED which might be the greatest action film of all time.