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« on: February 04, 2011, 06:02:48 PM »

Is another month on us already?  

FLOODING WITH LOVE FOR THE KID (2010): "In the category of “best feature film shot for under $100,” the winner, by a wide margin, is Flooding With Love for the Kid."  

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SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (2000): "It builds to an unforgettable existential climax that ties together the movie’s themes and imagery, leaving one lone man railing helplessly against the mysterious spirits of the universe."

CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961): "...a fine example of a director who utilized [horror] for his own aesthetic expression, much the same way that Rod Serling utilized science fiction for his own expressionist gain."
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 08:55:26 PM »

Week 2: a couple of "bad" movies show up in the reviews this week.

DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS (1977): "George Barry, the film’s writer, director, and producer (who, incidentally, never worked on another movie), had a unique vision, albeit an incomprehensible one. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether Death Bed is supposed to be low-budget horror, a pretentious art film, or some misbegotten hybrid of the two. It ranges in quality from bad to totally unwatchable, but it never goes the expected route."-AS

THE FILMS OF SUZAN PITT (2006): "The dissonant sheets of sound often screech like a bad horror movie soundtrack, but what better music to accompany a film that starts with its title spelled out in stalks of asparagus, after they’ve been excreted whole into a toilet bowl from the rump of a faceless woman?"

ZARDOZ (1974): "Fill a talented young director’s head full of anticipation of adapting Tolkien, then pull that opportunity out from under him but instead give him Sean Connery and carte blanche to make whatever film he wants, and the result, apparently, is Zardoz.  (Oh, and LSD might have had something to do with it, too)."

BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960): "...Fisher’s enthusiastic direction is contagious; aided , in no small part, by lavish art direction and camera work.  The finale, at a windmill, is sumptuous and visually exciting."-AE
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 01:44:49 PM »

Week 3:

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010): "The proof in the pudding, so to speak, of the mystical quality of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s cinema, is when you can introduce a talking catfish into the middle of your story (in a seemingly unrelated episode to the rest of the film) and have him ‘pleasure’ a young melancholy princess beneath a beautiful waterfall, and never once does it seem out of place or extraordinary; merely a natural extension of the director’s mythmaking style of filmmaking."-KK

THE BUTCHER BOY (1995): "...the movie flows like a grim fantasy regurgitated by a mescaline-intoxicated James Joyce."-PD

DOGTOOTH (2009): Certified weird!  "Even the slightest glimpse of a world outside the four walls of the compound stirs a kid’s curiosity and rouses her out of her domesticated torpor—but Father has a steely resolve, backed by a quick fist, and he’s dedicated to holding the family together." 

THE HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)/DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968): "Despite the slow slide downward,  Hammer’s Dracula series started off with three superb films in a row.  For many years, it was their introductory The Horror of Dracula (1958)  that was ranked, by many, as the greatest of all horror films and, by some, it still is."-AE
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 10:00:14 PM »

Finishing up this mini-month:

WILD ZERO (2000):"It’s a crazy, fluffy pop confection made from zombies, punk rock and flying saucers, fun but totally non-nutritious; the younger, or the drunker, you are, the more likely you are to fall in love with it."

SHOCK CORRIDOR (1963): Certified weird! "After nearly 50 years, Shock Corridor has lost much of its power to shock audiences; but what it retains is its amazing ability to make the average viewer completely miss the point."

THE MUMMY (1959): "...the medium of film is more than mere storytelling and The Mummy is a film that tries to go a long way to prove that; because, basic rehashed story aside, the film itself is no lumbering undead.  It may be [Terence] Fisher’s most energetic work."-AE

FAUST (1994): "A clay baby forms itself out of an hourglass and proceeds to evolve through all the stages of life; huge wooden heads roll down a mountain path and assemble themselves into puppet forms of an angel and a devil; a restaurant table inexplicably spouts wine; a host of puppet royalty drowns in a painted sea; Mephisto takes on the eerily sculpted appearance of Petr Cepek when he speaks; a team of ballerinas harvest hay in unison; a human man gets down and dirty with a wooden devil disguised as a female puppet.  It’s all there, and more!"-AK
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