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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Exterminating Angel

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  • Shatter

    ★★★

  • Callan

    ★★★★

  • Fire Down Below

    ★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

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  • Blades Of Blood

    Blades Of Blood

    n Sixteenth-century Korea, a power struggle between the ruling monarchy and a political/military organisation known as the Alliance is reaching its peak, with the latter group, led by Monk Hak ready to wage war in order to seize power. To complicate things further, the Japanese are about to invade, and no one seems quite sure what to do about it.

    After an Alliance massacre, the surviving Han Kyun-ju, bastard son of a regime leader and a concubine, teams up with…

  • My Sweet Satan

    My Sweet Satan

    Time to eat humble pie. In the past, I've been less than complimentary about the work of Jim Van Bebber. I felt that he was a no-hoper who had managed to build up a cult following without actually doing anything. After all, most of Van Bebber's work consists of show-reels and trailers for unfilmed movies that he's trying to finance. He appeared to be a grifter, shooting a few minutes of bloodthirsty rubbish and hawking around the world's film festivals…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Still my favourite Argento film and one that is especially good with the sound at neighbour-annoying levels.

  • Miracles Still Happen

    Miracles Still Happen

    ★★★½

    A fascinating true life drama from Italy that seems to have unfortunately slipped into obscurity. It's one of those 'truth is stranger than fiction' tales - 17 year old Juliane Koepcke was the only survivor of an air disaster, plunging 10,000 feet strapped into her seat when her plane exploded above the Amazon, and suffering only minor injuries. She then survived another 10 days wandering through the jungle, following the river until she stumbled upon a logging camp.
    The film…