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  • Jaws
  • The Haunting
  • Castle of Blood
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Gully Boy

    ★★★★★

  • Nope

    ★★★

  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

    ★★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★★

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  • Gully Boy

    Gully Boy

    ★★★★★

    I loved this! Like Zoya Akhtar's ZNMD, the characters completely drew me in and I just loved spending time in their company. Although the story follows a pretty well-trodden path (boy from the streets with talent rises to fame) that doesn't really matter as we just want to get to know all these people.

    I also enjoyed spotting actors from ZNMD and Gangubai Kathiawadi, and Vijay Raaz, who played my favourite character in Monsoon Wedding, seems to be on a career high at the moment, even though he seems to be playing mainly very unsympathetic people.

  • Endgame

    Endgame

    ★★★½

    If Luigi Montefiori hadn't read John Wyndham's The Chrysalids I'll eat my hat.

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  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    ★★★★★

    Action and excitement, fantastic animation and Caroline Munro. What’s not to like?

    And don’t forget to tie up your camel.

  • Kill, Baby... Kill!

    Kill, Baby... Kill!

    ★★★★

    Yet again Mario Bava delivers the goods. This is an excellent gothic chiller with some pretty startling imagery thrown in. I was also delighted to discover that I unwittingly paid homage to this film in a student project back in 1993 when I made a film of myself running through a room over and over again, caught in a loop.

    It is unfortunate the the English language title is somewhat misleading as it sounds more like a Eurospy or fumetti. Mind you Operazione Paura is not much better.

    Arrow's blu ray presentation is fantastic, as usual.