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  • Looking for Alibrandi
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  • Over the Edge

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

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  • Looking for Alibrandi

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  • Lord of the Flies

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  • Dinner Rush

    Dinner Rush

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    Uncloched Gems 🍽

    I often think about those rare films that just feel like they are the film that director was born to make. Dinner Rush is that film for Bob Giraldi. The cramped steel kitchens rinsed in harsh white light and lit with flames dazzlingly contrast against the inviting golden brown sepia-toned sultry of the dining room in a way only an expert restauranteur could capture.

    We meet characters that feel like archetypal caricatures, but we get to know…

  • Shadows of Blood

    Shadows of Blood

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    In my search for the Lex The Wonderdog, the lost masterpiece by child prodigy Sydney Ling, I have discovered this. Shadows of Blood. The rarest of films. A film that basically, doesn't exist.

    Starring Ling collaborator Paul Naschy and maniacal freak Barry Fleming as super sadist serial killers on a strangling rampage across the rain slicked streets of Amsterdam.

    It's shot directly on to the VHS tape you'd be watching it on in the analog days. I'm not sure who…

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  • Over the Edge

    Over the Edge

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    The first credit that rolled at this film's incredibly powerful close is for Vic Ramos, the brilliant casting director that brought together the ensembles of The Godfather Part II, Star Wars, Dressed to Kill, Thief, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, and many of Paul Schrader's early directorial efforts. Ramos discovered the first group of generation x actors here. Matt Dillon's charismatic performance is so magnetic.

    That generation gap between boomers and gen x feels shockingly explosive here.

    There's so much authenticity in the performances that is just grounds everything in such an insightful reality that even the most preposterous moments feel real.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

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    Cooper Raif gets superbly earnest performances from his cast.

    Talked about with Cam on TOTAL REBOOT

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