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Well I really was a bit of a silly billy rating this 3.5 stars when I first watched it because it’s actually fantastic. Admittedly, I first watched it in 2018 in July, not long after I joined Letterboxd and not long after I started expanding my taste in films in general. 70s horror is quite a different experience for someone accustomed to faster paced movies, as was clearly the case with 17 year old me. Revisiting this 3 years on…
It’s clear why Rocky caught the nations hearts back in 1976. Fat City, released 4 years earlier, another boxing comeback film of sorts, portrayed the relentless cycle of poverty, alcoholism, and unhappiness that prevents the main character from breaking out and making a name for himself. Rocky on the other hand is an uplifting success story through and through. I love Fat City, but it’s obvious that the public were in dire need of a working class character like Rocky…
What a wonderfully atmospheric, sombre piece of 1960s cinema! The black and white, the score, and the mask of the main character itself all accumulate and make this a strangely otherworldly viewing experience.
I like that it explores themes like vanity, obsession, and trying to play god. It’s very much a 60s spin on Frankenstein. I wish the ending wrapped the story up a bit neater.
It’s no Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity, but amongst the onslaught of found footage films that were spawned from those films, The Taking of Deborah Logan isn’t too bad. Anyone that’s read my reviews of a few of the Paranormal Activity movies knows I’m a firm defender of the sub-genre, and this film takes a pretty good go at it.
Deborah’s daughter, Sarah, is easily the best character in this…
I’m surprised to see such mixed reactions to this. Despite my somewhat lukewarm reaction to the twist and finale, I thought this was an otherwise fantastic film. It has a thrilling plot and is well acted all round. Edgar Wright is a director that just knows how to make a good movie.
It hooked me pretty much immediately by opening with ‘A World Without Love’ by Peter and Gordon, a song I’ve adored ever since I heard it in the…