Gavin Rye

Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.

Favorite films

  • The Elephant Man
  • Gummo
  • Come and See
  • Possibly in Michigan

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  • The World of the Drunken Master

    ★★★

  • The Munsters

  • The Old Ways

    ★★★

  • The Finishing Line

    ★★★

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  • The World of the Drunken Master

    The World of the Drunken Master

    ★★★

    Two bumbling idiots are taken under the wing of a drunken master and taught the way of the drunken style of kung fu. Story-wise, there isn’t a ton going on, but it’s all about the fight scenes. I have seen a few reviews say that there are too many, and I can see that way of thinking, this thing is non stop fight scenes. But they are just so bloody good. The choreography is amazing, with people jumping, spinning and…

  • The Munsters

    The Munsters

    This just really isn't for me. I enjoyed The Munsters show somewhat when I was a kid, but it was mostly because I was all about anything horror. The humour didn't really work for me. And thus, I despised this. The humour is all there, and none of it made me come even close to laughing. The thing looks so damn cheap too. There's a shot where The Creature comes to visit, and his suit looks terrible. Later in the…

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  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder

    ★★★★½

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

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
    The…