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Film Review: Fando Y Lis (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky’s memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal. REVIEW: Alejandro Jodorowsky has created some fantastic visually engaging films over the years. Each of which I’ve seen is rich in ideology and surrealities. “Fando y Lis”, one of Jodorowsky’s early releases is no ...

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Film Review: Naked Lunch (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa. REVIEW: “Naked Lunch” is so bizarre that it instantly falls into a cult film category without even trying. Director writer David ...

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Film Review: Dust Devil (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. REVIEW: As with most isolated places, there are typically local spirits and superstitions that abound throughout the locals, having been either witnessed themselves or passed down over generations. Many of these types of spirit tales, at least according to the western folklore, are usually good beings ...

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Film Review: Lair of the White Worm (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In a remote corner of England’s lavish Peak district, a young archaeologist, Angus Flint, unearths a mysterious skull. When Angus escorts Eve and Mary to “holiday” festivities at Lord James’ castle, the sensuous and snakelike Lady Sylvia Marsh seizes the moment – and the skull. Lady Sylvia brings the skull down into the dank recesses of her gothic mansion ...

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Film Review: Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos The Hands of Fate (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sure, there’s math to back that up, but the far more compelling proof is in the treatment accorded Manos The Hands Of Fate by those physicists of comedy at Mystery Science Theater 3000. Consider this legendary low point in film history, which ...

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Video Nasties

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim ...

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Film Review: Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: “Paranoid Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper of Burpelson Air Force Base, he believing that fluoridation of the American water supply is a Soviet plot to poison the U.S. populace, is able to deploy through a back door mechanism a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union without the knowledge of his superiors, including the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of ...

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Film Review: Race With the Devil (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. REVIEW: Frank (Warren Oates), Alice (Loretta Swit), Roger (Peter Fonda) and Kelly (Lara Parker) are two couples out for the vacation of a lifetime. They have a fully stocked RV, complete with a color television and are ...

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