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  • Sleepless
  • The Horrible Dr. Hichcock
  • Snowed Under
  • Blue Rita

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  • Tarzan Finds a Son!

    ★★★

  • The Protector

    ★★★

  • Dragon Fist

    ★★★

  • Wheels on Meals

    ★★★★

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  • Snowed Under

    Snowed Under

    ★★★★

    “Maybe if she sat on your lap, that would be an inspiration.”

    George Brent is knee deep in former wives in Snowed Under, Ray Enright’s snowflaked, sixty-minute romantic farce. Even with all the shouting, he's basically living my dream life: snowed in at a remote cabin with Genevieve Tobin, Glenda Farrell and Frank McHugh (Patricia Ellis can also stay).

    Tobin is wife #1, a motherly ex still pining for square-headed Brent. Farrell is wife #2, a fire-tongued, gold digging Nebraska…

  • The Horrible Dr. Hichcock

    The Horrible Dr. Hichcock

    ★★★★

    “This house has such a strange effect on me.”

    A sexual pathology which in earlier Gothic films was just hinted at…here comes to the fore and is portrayed with an explicitness that is still rather unsettling today, and which granted the film a V.M.18 rating…the first time such a rating was given to a horror film.
    — Roberto Curti, Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957-1969

    Spectra: Sex and Death

    Men in Italian Gothics—always knocking over chairs, always wanting to have sex…

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  • Tarzan Finds a Son!

    Tarzan Finds a Son!

    ★★★

    “Jane not die!”

    Tarzan Tuesdays

    John Sheffield is “Boy” in the fourth official installment of the Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan jungle adventure series. Producer Sol Lesser’s Tarzan’s Revenge died at the box office without the star power of the two leads, so MGM renewed the rights and returned to the familiar well with the handsome duo like nothing had ever changed. Things had changed, though, O’Sullivan wanted to start her own family and retire from the Jane role, intending…

  • The Protector

    The Protector

    ★★★

    “You never go anywhere in Southeast Asia without an uzi.”

    The kind of movie where a guy gets shot and then wire pulled backwards out of a store window. Also, one of those movies where a “nice guy” cop’s partner is killed and he goes on a homicidal rampage. Billy Wong (Jackie Chan), super cop, is sent back to crowd control after an incident in the New York Harbor involving a speed boat, a helicopter, and a big explosion.

    Because…

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  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★

    “Batter my heart, three person’d god.”

    Apply your sunscreen, we’re changing the world.

    Hour 1: A hidden universe mystery thriller.
    Hour 2: The Cult of Oppenheimer, the Terrible Secret of Los Alamos. Bring in the sheets.
    Hour 3: A New World (with no room for intellectual Communists). Stomping intensifying. Don’t take in the sheets.

    (Nobody told me Oppie says his iconic line while getting cowgirl’d)

  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★½

    “Show grief your fucking tits.”

    A movie that asks the question on nobody’s mind: “What if busted ass, broken down, sewer dwelling Michael Myers…had a little friend?”

    If Halloween Kills was the J6 of the franchise, this is the 9/11 aftermath, Green and McBride’s uncanny valley-written Haddonfield idiots struggling not to give in to anger, paranoia and rage. Weirdly enough, this is maybe the closest Green has come to capturing that awkward, self-destructive, forbidden love since All the Real Girls.…