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  • Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

    Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

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    What a fantastic documentary. It explores how martial arts cinema as we know and love it came to be; the political context around the formation of studios like Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest, the rise and fall of stars and directors, the mass appeal in the West. It was endearing and honestly quite baffling to hear about how the Shaw Brothers produced everything in house, churning out films almost weekly.

    We follow the path of Bruce Lee; an actor whose…

  • School of Rock

    School of Rock

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    Would I be the person I am today without School of Rock? Almost certainly not.

    The year is 2005. I'm staying with my family on a rented houseboat in France. Rummaging through the owner's cupboards I find two DVDs. One, a copy of White Chicks, the other? School of Rock. I can't tell you how many times we watched and rewatched School of Rock in that 7 day period, but it instilled in me a great appreciation for good comedy…

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  • Dagon

    Dagon

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    It's been a long time since I've read The Shadow Over Innsmouth (or any other Lovecraft stories for that matter) but one thing I think Dagon does tremendously well is capture the backwards, otherworldly atmosphere of the fishing village Imboca (the stand in for Innsmouth). The constant onslaught of the elements. Rain and mist bombard the screen; a mise-en-scene fit for the Deep Ones. The film's overall aesthetic borders on that of a late 90's Stephen King adaptation, with a…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

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    Men will literally make a 4 hour cut of their bad superhero movie instead of going to therapy.

  • Guinea Pig 6: Mermaid in the Manhole

    Guinea Pig 6: Mermaid in the Manhole

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    Guinea Pig 6.
    Guinea Pig 6.

    Letterboxd, it's better,
    Down where it's wetter.
    I'm playing no tricks.

    It's a foul tale told with soul,
    The mermaid leaves the manhole.
    We're all agreeing,
    You should be seeing-
    Guinea Pig 6.

    There is a majesty and sincerity to Mermaid In A Manhole that the other 5 instalments in the Guinea Pig franchise lacked. The tortured artist abuses his muse, creating ooze to use.