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  • King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

    King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

    ★★★

    Museum of Photographic Arts - San Diego, CA
    with Larry Cohen in Attendance

    Much like the documentary on Cannon Films, Corman's World or Divine Trash, films that give the grand tour of cult and B cinema are like a forbidden fruit that fails to keep delivering the goods bite after bite. This film, packed with interviews from Scorsese, Dante, Garris, Landis and more, gives a fully colorized background on the career of a filmmaker in which cinefiles rarely accredit or…

  • Coffy

    Coffy

    ★★★★

    Jack Hill's Pam Grier vessels are some truly legendary outings. In this film, Coffy is not just a color, but an attitude. Hill used this attitude at all angles when directing this genre feature. It's badass, hyper-sexualized and violent as hell. Lots of guns, lots of snark, but sometimes too many boobs for comfort, but it's apart of the times. It's a great revenge story against the underbelly of crime dampening one's streets. Easily not one to watch prior to…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Under The Skin, simply put, is basically the Eraserhead of 2014. I really loved the experience, because, that's what it is. Not a movie, but an entire out of body experience. The end result of the shots, sounds and emotions don't flow together to create a narrative, but an entire new dimension you'll be visiting for its duration. It is not easily understood at a cerebral level, because that was never intended to be the case. It is, as cliche…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    After starting out with such humble beginnings at Troma Entertainment, James Gunn hits it big with Marvel Studio's WTF fest, Guardians of the Galaxy. This Firefly meets Star Wars meets The Expendables mash up is Kevin Feige's first film in his cinematic universe not held down by any expectations what so ever. This being said, it has full artistic control over itself in every way. Because this movie has no chance of making fanboys leave the theater saying, "That's not…