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Film Review: The Wiz (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: “Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life, she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog Toto. They …

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Film Review: Clowntown (2016)

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  SYNOPSIS: A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly deserted small town and find themselves stalked by a violent gang of psychopaths dressed as clowns REVIEW: Clowns are like the special sauce of the horror genre. No matter how undercooked the storyline or overbaked the performances, a generous, heaping helping of crazy, killer clowns will cover up all …

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Film Review: Tortura (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Munich – a city full of life – A young woman gets out of the dark dungeon from underground. Her body was covered with wounds and ulcers. Story she told the police seems really incredible. It appears that in the dirty slums, abandoned underground subways, live rogue cannibals, sadists who built there own little world, far away from civilization. …

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Film Review: Bullet Collector (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Bullet Collector follows the traumas of a wide-eyed 14-year-old boy. Recalling the world of Antoine Doinel in François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, this unsettling, visually brilliant drama updates that classic by giving it a nightmarishly Russian spin. REVIEW: The Russian film, Bullet Collector (aka Sobiratel Pul), is a dark and bleak tale, a kind of anti-coming of age story …

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Film Review: Let’s Be Evil (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A vision of augmented reality. REVIEW: Let the record show that Let’s Be Evil is a complete mess from start to finish. A cautionary tale for anyone considering getting mixed up with combination of Google Glass, virtual reality, and an underground summer camp for gifted and talented kids, Let’s Be Evil imagines itself to be intelligent, thrilling, next-gen sort …

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Film Review: Colecao de Humanos Mortos (short film) (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Inspired by 70s Horror movies and real crimes, Dead Human Collection is a bloodbath that follows a deranged Serial Killer and his sadistic habits. REVIEW: Colecao de Humanos Mortos (translated from Portuguese, it is Dead Human Collection) is a short film written and directed by Fernando Rick (he also directed Feto Morto as well as a couple documentaries on …

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Film Review: Vengeance Bloody Vengeance (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: If you can’t beat them, become them. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have VENGEANCE BLOODY VENGEANCE, a perfectly low-budget short from the USA written, directed, and starring Adam Michaels and Chaz Dray. So this lo-fi masterpiece was both written and filmed in one night in Chicago with a total budget of 35.00 dollars. You read that right …

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Film Review: Happy Birthday (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: To celebrate his birthday (and to get over the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him) Brady heads to Mexico with his friend Tommy for a fun-filled adventure. Unfortunately after hooking up with a couple of women-who aren’t exactly what they seem to be-Brady’s birthday becomes a living nightmare that he may not survive. REVIEW: I went into Happy …

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Film Review: The Neon Demon (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: After Jesse, a callow and unsophisticated teenage girl, finds herself in Los Angeles at the behest of an amateur fashion photographer she met online, other people higher up the modeling world food chain begin to take a distressingly omnivorous notice of her unripe purity. REVIEW: Inspired by Roger Vadim’s Et Mourir de Plaisir (USA, Blood and Roses), Nicholas Winding …

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Film Review: Carrie (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: “The story of Carrie White, a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. After an embarrassing incident in the showers causes her fellow pupils to tease Carrie ruthlessly, her teacher Miss Desjardin disciplines them severely. Determined to have revenge, the other students hatch a plot against Carrie, which turns horribly wrong when Carrie’s strange …

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Film Review: Road House (1989)

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 SYNOPSIS: The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he’s more than capable — busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton’s romance with …

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Film Review: Beta Test (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game’s sinister plot overwhelms the city. REVIEW: In the forty-five years since video games became commercially available, movies have become increasingly influenced by this outside …

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Film Review: Blood Feast (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. He becomes more …

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