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  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    ★★★★

    Kitty and Eveline, two young sisters who constantly argue and fight while living in their huge castle, are informed by their grandfather of a curse that has affected the family for centuries. Every 100 years, the “Red Queen” in the family kills six people before finally murdering her sister, the “Black Queen.”

    14 years later, the adult Kitty, played by the gorgeous Barbara Bouchet (Don't Torture a Duckling, Casino Royale), has a successful career as a photographer at a fashion…

  • The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

    The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

    ★★★½

    Lord Alan Cunningham, played by Anthony Steffen, is suffering from mental breakdowns since the death of his redhead wife, Evelyn. Much of his inner turmoil stems from the fact that he caught Evelyn having an extramarital affair shortly before her death. As a way of dealing with his emotional problems, Alan takes redhead prostitutes and strippers to his lavish rural castle, where he tortures and usually kills them. When his cousin and only known heir, George, convinces him to remarry…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction classic, Blade Runner, introduced us to the bleakly dystopian landscape of Los Angeles in the year 2019, after environmental devastation has driven humanity to establish off-world colonies by using genetically-engineered android beings, referred to as “replicants”, for dangerous slave labor. After a series of violent mutinies in the colonies, these replicants, which are designed to be more durable than humans, have been declared illegal on Earth, where they are tracked down and executed by special…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    One of the offbeat joys of revisiting old movies is watching scenes involving filmmaking conventions that are seemingly cliché, and then realizing that the movie was created before these conventions became cliché. The 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai is one such example of an innovative work of cinema that has served as a blueprint for countless subsequent efforts. From a technical standpoint, director Akira Kurosawa's utilization of multiple telephoto long-lens cameras to capture elaborately-planned battle scenes from a distance is…