Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Loot 1996
I love that this has pretty much the plot of a Zatoichi movie. Our slack criminals kee going nowhere fast and are getting anxious about it than a delightful treasure hunt comedy breaks. These are really good hangout movies.
The Bikini Carwash Company 1992
This used to come on all the time on USA Up All Night so my rating is given with a heavy dose of nostalgia, but it’s still a stupid fun early 90’s comedy!
It’s basically a showcase of great tits and the skimpiest swimsuits ever made, but I never saw the uncut version back then so I was delighted to discover now that there is also a fairly healthy side of male ass and men in very skimpy bikini briefs.
I’m all for equal opportunity nudity, especially when it’s accompanied by a story do thin you can’t even remember it 24 hours later!
The Animal 2001
I remember wanting to see this when it came out because Colleen from Survivor was going to be in it. I also remember liking this movie and finding it to be funny....
Colleen is awful. There's a couple of so-ridiculous-its-funny jokes, but most of the jokes were just not funny.
The best moment in the entire film is when the car drives off a cliff. That was a pretty spectacular, full-on, car flying off a cliff moment, and I'll be honest, I'm glad I rewatched this for that scene. The boulder at the end of it made me laugh as well.
“Who are you?”
The enigma of the shadow. To keep buried that little voice that speaks—never when spoken to, always out of turn—from inside. If let out from within, projected into the external world as an abject malice, it plagues the quiet; it outfaces peace. Evil spreads.
You can lie to everyone but yourself.
Edge of the Axe 1988
To start off this review, I have to point out that this movie has awesome poster art! It's pretty rare that I give movies points for their poster art but Edge of the Axe is an exception! This is literally some of the best slasher movie poster art ever! Top tier stuff for sure! The poster art is what really made me want to watch this the first time I heard about this, and I was very pleasantly surprised that…
Vampyros Lesbos 1971
5th Jesús Franco (after The Diabolical Dr. Z, 99 Women, Oasis of the Zombies and The Awful Dr. Orlof)
Watched with ANNA, who also would have happily been bitten by Soledad Miranda.
As I watch more Franco, his narrative rhythms swirl more and more into focus. This is a particularly beautiful experience, the languid zooms and pans focusing on a few images and motifs over and over; a deadly scorpion, a red kite in the sky. It resembles jazz, a…
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash 2016
Really nice to look at, especially the painted look of the backgrounds, and set up scenes, and with a pretty good soundtrack...though occasionally the music really didn't match the moment it was in.
If you go in expecting a high action fantasy series, you'll probably be disappointed, or at least need to reset your expectations, as this series prefers to show lots of the characters hanging out, honing their skills, chatting, becoming friends, and learning to deal with a major…
Fires on the Plain 1959
What’s wrong with this guy? Shellshock? Is he slow? He reminds me of the protagonist from Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot”. But hungrier.
I won’t get into the plot, but let’s just say starvation is the antagonist. Raw grass, yams, and monkey meat are the only thing keeping our heroes alive. Maybe even human meat, if it comes to that.
No one here is sane anymore. Their brains have turned into a simple machine, whose job it is to only get food… even if that means killing everything in your path.
American Sniper 2014
Oh, is that why Eastwood has been canonized as a director, because he's positioned so perfectly to be the new John Ford? Fuck that.
BUT I can't really say anything about this, because the copy I watched was missing the last 45 minutes.
Battle Royale 2000
An at times very intense and often surprisingly intimate tale of survival, bonding and choice. The strong character dynamics, well presented story and brutal outbursts of violence make this as intense as it is.
Angel's Egg 1985
“Maybe you, I and the fish only exist in the memory of a person who is long gone. Maybe no one really exists and it's only raining outside.”
something something religious imagery and questioning structures of belief etc but can we talk about how (mild spoilers) the film builds up towards that absolutely brutal fall from grace when he takes the egg and she just screams into the void with so much grief as I’ve seldomly seen from any character?? I understood fuck all what was going on but in the confused grasping for meaning that angel’s lament hit like a truckload of bricks
The Whip and the Body 1963
I just (re)watched the film with the (very interesting and entertaining) audio commentary by Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson on the new 88 Film Blu-ray Special Edition. This masterpiece of mood and atmosphere has finally gotten the treatment it deserved. I very highly recommend this new release. You can read my full review here. Sweet dreams!