Favorite films

  • Duck Soup
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Travelling Players
  • The Devils

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  • Torture Dungeon

    ★★★

  • Beyond Gravity

    ★★½

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    ★★★★

  • King Kong

    ★★★★

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  • My Soul to Take

    My Soul to Take

    ★★★★

    Why on earth is this not more beloved? Wes Craven's last masterpiece, and from what I've seen his most twisted and entertaining since Shocker (to which it felt like a spiritual sequel) and The People Under the Stairs.

    After finally forcing myself through the Scream series recently I didn't have high hopes for the movie he directed right before 4, but this was such a breath of fresh air.

    I almost missed it because of the low average, but thankfully took note that all the actual reviews seemed to really like it.

  • Death Smiles on a Murderer

    Death Smiles on a Murderer

    ★★★★

    The first five minutes are close to my perfect ideal for cinema, and most of the first third doesn't let up. But inevitably this becomes a bit of a hurdle - it starts at max, and toward the middle starts to struggle a bit trying to keep up with itself.

    That said, it's still pretty great! Beautifully shot beautifully sounding almost abstract fever-dreamy gothic soap opera madness.

    (Italian dub)

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  • The Pajama Game

    The Pajama Game

    ★★★★

    Among Doris Day vehicles, this one had a particularly deranged quality that made up for the barebones story and intrigue. Everything is played with a startling level of energy, every song has it's own insane twist, and oftentimes there are just a few lines of dialogue squeezed in before the next jaw-dropping musical set piece. Even the slower songs were twisted, like Sid singing a duet with his dictation machine, the absurdity elevated by the heartfelt tone. Together with the primary color palette, it felt at times as if the cartoonists at Warner were in charge of this one.

  • Koyla

    Koyla

    ★★★★½

    This one has a pretty low average user score, because it's insane and some people want sane movies, because it's in part violent and bloody, which turns some viewers of these song and dance romances off, and, I assume, because the villains are rapey to a degree that probably make people uncomfortable.

    But for anyone who wants their emotionally violent and surprisingly horny 90s-posing-as-80s melodrama drenched in a feeling of psychosis this movie is a treasure. It starts running and…