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  • Humanoids from the Deep

    Humanoids from the Deep

    ★★★½

    For a movie that features as many scenes of women's bikinis being shredded as this one does, Humanoids is surprisingly set in a gritty working class fishing town and there's a good amount of texture and realism to it. Then the guys in the fish suits break the tone and morally cringe inducing hilarity ensues.

  • Castle Freak

    Castle Freak

    ★★★★½

    Castle Freak takes things pretty far. You'll be seeing some fairly revolting depictions of twisted sexual violence, and just good old fashioned regular violence. What little budget the filmmakers had to work with, they put into rendering grotesque and horrific scenes in plenty of detail. There's a whole lot shown rather than told to the audience. Whether that's a good thing probably depends on your tolerance level.

    As for the other elements in the film, some viewers my find it…

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  • Ghost World

    Ghost World

    ★★★★★

    One of my favorite movies. Despite the fact that it's soaked in satire, Ghost World is so real on an emotional level that by the last quarter of the film it starts hurting me to watch it. I can relate to just about every character- how they are all dealing with their failure to connect with others and find meaning in their lives. The realness also stems from the fact that these aren't very good people- like most of the…

  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

    Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

    ★★★★★

    Having seen the distressing first film in the Female Prisoner Scorpion series, I was still totally unprepared for the soul-shattering nightmare depicted in this second episode. My god, what a devastating and disturbing vision. This is pure rage feminism of the Andrea Dworkin stripe, with surprising depth and nuance and multiple facets contained inside. Jailhouse 41 is an indictment of an entire society, indeed, of humanity as a whole. The film not only explores the horrific misogyny of patriarchal culture,…