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"I consider myself a student of cinema and the day I die is the day I graduate." - QT
A moody epic beast of a Gothic pop show by the French dreamy dream team Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat. Make sure to also check out their music videos of the era.
I'm absolutely falling in love with Mylène and her otherwordly presence, dark pop songs and emotional performances (and her concert set pieces, which include literally blowing up a cemetery and make this an even better seasonal watch).
I hadn't seen the insane 'Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak' in ages and was happy to see it was just as much fun as I remembered.
French erotica specialist Just Jaeckin nails the tongue-in-cheek tone for the pulpy adult comic book adventure full with plenty of silly humour, sleaze and bits of blood. It's fun to see Tawny Kitaen at her best-looking playing Gwendoline (the same year she played Tom Hanks' girlfriend in 'Bachelor Party')…
When 'Alien Arsenal' came out in 1999 I would have been about 11 years old, and I think that would've been the perfect age to see and love this kind of movie.
I was aware of this for ages and thought it would be barely watchable based on the DVD cover art, but it's actually a very likeable and super fun little David DeCoteau flick.
Storywise it's a high school movie about a two nerdy teenager and his cooler female…
Charles Band joins forces with his dad to direct 'Doctor Mordrid' - an almost comic book like sci-fi fantasy film with hints of horror that is generally considered one of his best works as a director.
The film stars Jeffrey Combs in the title role (his character owns a pet raven named Edgar Allan Poe, which makes me feel like he is cheating on Lovecraft somehow) and Brian Thompson as the villain named Kabal. Both of them play sorcerers from…
While we have watched a lot of vintage Mexican exploitation movies recently, I hadn't really seen much Mexican cinema past the early 90s (let alone anything critically acclaimed), so Liz showed me ‘Nadie te oye: perfume de violetas’.
This is a legitemately upsetting and unpleasent film, but a damn good one at that.
It follows the life of a teenage girl in Mexico City that struggles with poverty, a fucked up family and sexual violence and I don't remember the…
'Crash!' is the second movie directed by Charles Band (for the longest time it'd be seen as his first, because his actual first movie only re-surfaced in recent times) and it's an utterly ridiculous 70s exploitation genre mash-up.
It's part occult horror (think along the lines of 'Nurse Sherri'), part 70s carsploitation (more specifically killer car stuff like 'The Car') and doesn't shy away from throwing in stuff like killer wheelchairs vs. killer dogs.
The main cast is surpsisingly good…