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  • Flinch

    Flinch

    ★★★

    QUID PRO QUO

    Cheesy, yet charming New York-set nineties thriller feat. the eternal schlub that is Judd Nelson and the incomparable Gina Gershon... as (live) department store mannequins. They witness a murder, hijinks involving a psychotic sculptor, happily ever after. Pretty standard stuff... sort of.

    There is a deeper, truer movie happening in-between all the plot hiccups that abound in this movie; a yarn about two people who find each other and accept each other even though they're both sort…

  • The Delightful Forest

    The Delightful Forest

    ★★★½

    Shaw Brothers Roulette #7

    Kicks off with a jaw-dropping, unabashedly brutal murder-fight in the first thirty seconds. Thereafter, sort of meanders without entirely being boring - lots of "good wine" is consumed - until all of Wu Sung's (Ti Lung) grace and/or honor is spent, at which time it is determined that everyone must die at his hands (and they pretty much do). Like all good heroes on the lam, he retires to become a mountain bandit.

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  • The Punisher

    The Punisher

    ★★★★★

    Forget PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. Goldblatt made an 80s action masterpiece.

    10 reasons why you should stop everything and watch THE PUNISHER now:

    1. Dolph Lundgren (!) as Frank Castle / The Punisher.
    2. Jeroen Krabbe (!) as the new don of the Italian mafia.
    3. Explosions. Lots of 'em. Explosions within explosions.
    4. Scuba-Ninjas. Stop. Read it again. Fucking scuba-ninjas!
    5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
    6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…

  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    ★★★★

    "If something excites you, be brave. And go! Try to do it good, but do it." - Menahem Golan

    Two cousins, their sincere love of cinema, and the collapse of their empire.

    Hartley's previous doc (MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!) fell victim to a sad tragedy in that it spent ninety agonizing minutes making fun of and shaming its subject matter. ELECTRIC BOOGALOO begins with the same regrettable tone, calling the films "silly," "stupid," and "low budget," but after 15 minutes, the…