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Film Review: Molina’s Ferozz (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young, attractive widow is protected from her vicious mother-in-law, by a male relative who practices Satanism, and lusts after the old woman’s sexy adolescent granddaughter. REVIEW: “Molina’s Ferozz” is a Spanish 2010 film directed by Cuban director Jorge Molina. Its title was changed to “Ferozz: The Wild Red Riding Hood”, though I’m not so sure there was really …

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Film Review: The Holy Mountain (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide’s assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of …

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Film Review: The Museum of Wonders (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When the beautiful dancer Salome learns that the dwarf circus owner Marcel has just received an inheritance, she marries the lovesick, diminutive performer, all the while planning to steal his fortune and run off with her lover, strong man Sansone. When Marcel and fellow performers discover her evil plan, they band together to carry out a brutal revenge. REVIEW: …

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Film Review: Legend (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. REVIEW: “Loved by the Sun”, that memorable tune by Jon Anderson that stays with me every time I see this film. Packaged with some great score music by Tangerine Dream..it can only mean the fantasy Ridley Scott directed film, “Legend”. …

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Film Review: Body Double (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A young actor’s obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. REVIEW: Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) is having a bad day. A struggling actor who has bouts of claustrophobia comes home to find his wife Carol (played by horror hottie Barbara Crampton) making love to another man. …

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Film Review: Bully (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Bully is a 2001 drama film, based on actual events, starring Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Bijou Phillips, Nick Stahl, and Michael Pitt. The screenplay was written by David McKenna (under the pseudonym Zachary Long) and Roger Pullis, who adapted the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge (ISBN 0-380-72333-6) by Jim Schutze. The story concerns the plot …

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Film Review: Soylent Green (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the year 2022, overpopulation and the greenhouse effect have made life extremely difficult for the majority of people. The population of New York City is 40 million and the constant heat is unbearable. The city’s infrastructure has broken down. Water is rationed and fresh food is virtually non-existent. Rather, most of the population live on soylent green, made …

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Film Review: Mulholland Dr. (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. REVIEW: The incomparable David Lynch has long thrilled movie goers with his unique brand of storytelling. While each product remains its own beast, you never …

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Top 20 Cult Film Directors

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Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make …

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Film Review: Gums (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: A killer nympho mermaid with an oral fixation prowls the ocean waters, devouring – up to a point – any man unlucky enough to be swimming naked. REVIEW: So in 1975 Steven Spielberg directs one of the greatest horror films ever made “Jaws” starring Roy Schneider, Richard Shaw, and a then unknown Richard Dreyfuss. This is one of the …

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