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  • Violent Shit II

    Violent Shit II

    ★★½

    2018 Cult Movie Challenge - Week 17

    Surprisingly more violent and less shit than its predecessor... There is something somewhat resembling a plot.
    Karl Jr. kills some peeps, noshes his mum out, kills some more peeps, has a wet dream(?) and then decides to shoot up a cinema and then upon returning home finds out his Dad is still kicking about. So yeah... Not sure I'd call that a plot, but it isn't just mindless violence again. Speaking of which,…

  • Saw II

    Saw II

    ★★★½

    Wow I was expecting this to be a complete mess, but in comparison to the first film it stands on its own quite well! Tobin Bell is sinister as hell in this and is given more to do than lie on a mucky bathroom floor... The gore, traps and twists are all dialled up to 11 as well. Sure it's silly but I do enjoy the convoluted nonsense these films are priding themselves on. With nu-metal soundtracks, industrial/grungy aesthetic & editing I think these films are becoming a guilty pleasure of mine!

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

    Utterly magical and wholesome 💕 I'm not completely sure why this is often considered Ghibli's best but it is certainly a work of art. For a film 30 years old it holds up incredibly with crisp and gorgeous animation, a nostalgic soundtrack and the Studio Canal dub, while a little jarring, suits the film perfectly.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★★

    What I went to watch in 2018 - Film #12

    Whelp... I lost my Wes Anderson virginity last night and woah what an experience...

    This film is such a quirky treat, visually it is unlike any film I have seen before it's aesthetic and animation are beautifully unique and the bilingual approach to delivering the plot was a fun change of pace! It's absolutely barking mad (If you pardon the pun...)!

    Primarily the story told much like a play, broken…