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Film Review: Woodfalls (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a family of travellers move to a rural town, conflict ensues amongst the locals. Stigmatised as ‘gypsies’, they are not welcomed into the community. REVIEW: A book should never be judged by its cover.  The same can be said for movies and titles.  An interesting title can pique interest in potential viewers.  However, that doesn’t mean the movie …

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Film Review: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. REVIEW: “The funniest comedy in the history of history” A fun film for its time, the now cult film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” was a silly adventure-comedy directed by Stephen Herek starring future A-lister Keanu Reeves and “The Lost Boys” actor …

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Film Review: Adam K (2016)

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  SYNOPSIS: A day in the life of mild-mannered and seemingly good-natured auto insurance claims manager Adam Kraul. He sets out to be a do-gooder and make friends, however ends up with mutilated victims in his wake when his invitations for friendships are rejected. REVIEW: Late in the 2016 thriller Adam K, one of the central characters is run through …

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Film Review: Blood and Black Lace (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. REVIEW: “Perhaps female beauty makes him lose his head and kill.” In 1964, horror maestro Mario Bava, for better or worse, practically invented the cinematic giallo (a horror subgenre which harkened to Italian paperbacks released in the 1930’s which translated mystery novels and were characteristically yellow) and later, slasher genres …

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Film Review: The Exorcist III Legion (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: “Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there’s no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve …

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Film Review: Legend Of Hell (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An archaeologist finds a relic that supposedly opens the gates of Hell, and is thrown backwards through time and space to fight to keep it closed. REVIEW: Directed by Olaf Ittenbach, German goremeister extraordinaire, Legend of Hell takes a brief tour through history, giving him ample opportunity (and historical weaponry) to showcase his talents. And showcase he most certainly does. …

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Film Review: The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (short film) (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Real autopsy footage highlights this short film from Stan Brakhage. REVIEW: The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes is a literal Greek translation of the word autopsy. Stan Brakhage gives us a view inside a normally closed off room, where coroners dissect bodies to determine cause of death and various pathologists research disease and its possible cures. By giving …

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Film Review: CarousHELL (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A sentient carousel unicorn gets pushed too far and goes on a murderous rampage. REVIEW: Even as horror comedies go, CarousHELL is one of those movies that has to be seen to be believed. It is every bit as bizarre as its premise promises: The film follows Duke, an inexplicably sentient unicorn at a amusement park carousel, who goes …

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Film Review: Antibirth (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: In a desolate community full of drug-addled Marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a wild night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions as she struggles to get a grip on reality while stories of conspiracy spread. REVIEW: The final image of Antibirth is far and away its …

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