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  • Caliber 9
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  • Harlequin
  • White Dog

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  • The Nun and the Devil

    ★★★★½

  • Nightwing

    ★★★★½

  • The Return of Bulldog Drummond

    ★★★

  • Rome, Armed to the Teeth

    ★★★½

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  • The Nun and the Devil

    The Nun and the Devil

    ★★★★½

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

    I'm generally pretty wary about nunsploitation films; it's a subgenre I'm not exactly crazy about, and I find they're all too often getting lost in their own particular brand of misogyny. Since 88 Films have switched to producing 'collector's editions' for their Italian line (the cynic in me says "£10 more for a cardboard case and a poster?!"; the idiot in me says "Pretty pretty cardboard must have", and it's the idiot who keeps winning) this is the one that…

  • Nightwing

    Nightwing

    ★★★★½

    Ohh I really enjoyed this. I've waited *years* to see this, and I was worried it would end up being a disappointment - particularly after the mixed bag that was Shadow of the Hawk (the two are on the same disc from Eureka). I needn't have worried, though, because this is a different level of filmmaking, immediately from the opening shots: the majestic scenery, the beautiful cinematography, that lush Mancini score.

    Broadly I think this is more respectful in its…

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  • Beyond the Door

    Beyond the Door

    ★★★½

    ##Extended international cut##

    Those artfully timed freeze-frames... That was part of the film right? I wasn't watching a glitchy copy?

    A hot mess of a film, but interestingly placed in the demonic horror canon - borrowing very clearly from The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, but equally a clear influence on The Omen and Poltergeist. An Italian/American coproduction that's more clearly Italian than it is American, despite the extensive SF location shoot. Some weird choices are made, chief among them the…

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★½

    If you put Carrie White on lists of horror film villains then you have fundamentally misunderstood this film.

    Problematic, but momentarily perfect. Half point deducted for lack of William Finley