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  • Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

    ★★

  • American Gigolo

    ★★½

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

  • The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★★

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  • Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

    Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

    ★★

    An unashamed tribute/rip-off/homage to the original Evil Dead film. As splatter-happy as you would expect, but unfortunately it is also often quiet, muted and dull. Whereas Evil Dead has the charismatic Bruce Campbell and the acrobatic camerawork and visual flair of Sam Raimi to guide us through moments that weren't soaked in gore, here those interconnecting moments between the bloodshed just linger and flatten any and all excitement.

    But obviously a film called 'Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell' isn't…

  • American Gigolo

    American Gigolo

    ★★½

    For a film released at the foot-end of the decade, it encapsulates many of the tones and themes that would come to dominate the next ten years. Consumerism, wealth and the championing of the individual. The film does a choice impression of high society lifestyles, depicting them as glamorous and excessive yet ultimately empty. Which is perhaps the biggest fault of the film, that it never really knows what it is it wants to say, as it loses itself in…

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    It's a bold decision to center the narrative around the victim, instead of the villain. Especially in a film that has a reputation such as this. For the majority of the film the titular invisible man has invisible motives. Our understanding of his supposed actions and crimes come from Cecilia, the ex-girlfriend of the invisible man. Who claims she is being stalked by him, from beyond the grave - the people around her doubt her claims, unwilling to believe in…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Horrific and ridiculous. Seamlessly switching between the genres of horror, fantasy and comedy whilst never rooting itself in any. The stylistic choices lend themselves to the narrative superbly, from the 1.19:1 aspect ratio (reminiscent of expressionist German cinema whilst also pushing that sense of claustrophobia) to the choice of film stock (turning almost all colour into an oily black, making scenery and locations look as if they were etched in charcoal). The low key backlighting creates thicks black borders and…