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Film Review: Titicut Follies (1967)

  SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman exposes conditions at a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane. REVIEW: Frederick Wiseman is a highly accomplished documentarian, with over 40 films to his credit (and still counting). His approach is very much a “fly on the wall” method, where he steps back and out of the way and just films, capturing as close to …

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Film Review: Flanders (2006)

SYNOPSIS: A young farmhand goes to war, leaving behind a pregnant girlfriend in an existential crisis. REVIEW: A young farmhand named Andre Demester gets called to war. He tells his friend, who bids him goodbye. He tells his girlfriend, who takes him on a walk that culminates in the two having sex in a frozen field. This seems to be …

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Film Review: Malabimba (1979)

SYNOPSIS: Bimba’s mother has just been murdered mysteriously and the family is holding a seance to contact her spirit. As soon as the mystic finds her spirit things go crazy REVIEW: A group of people gather in the family castle for a séance, hoping to contact Andrea’s (Enzo Fisichella) recently deceased wife, Daniela. The medium (Elisa Mainardi, who is more …

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Film Review: Cherry Tree (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches’ coven that uses the fruit of an ancient cherry tree …

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Film Review: Night of the Lepus (1972)

SYNOPSIS: When a population explosion of wild rabbits threatens his land a rancher turns to a pair of ecologically minded scientists for help. But their scientific miracle creates a whole new problem… of gigantic proportions! REVIEW: The post Star Trek-Original Series years weren’t kind to the cast who quickly fell victim to typecasting or were just plain forgotten. William Shatner …

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Film Review: Identity (2003)

SYNOPSIS: Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one. REVIEW: The 2003 theatrical debut of “Identity” was a slam dunk for movie plotlines. I remember seeing this one live and thinking, “wow! what a brilliant film that I couldn’t wait …

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Film Review: Robert (2015)

SYNOPSIS: In this chilling story based on real life events a family experience terrifying supernatural occurrences when their son acquires a vintage doll called Robert. REVIEW: Dating back to 1904, there’s been a story about a haunted doll named, Robert. Having occurred in Key West, Florida, it’s still very much a fixture of it’s haunted history. The doll is still …

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Film Review: R.O.T.O.R (1987)

SYNOPSIS: Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage REVIEW: is a science fiction movie that seems to rely on the ideas of movies that came before it. It is one part Robocop and one part Terminator and only entertaining to those people who are …

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Film Review: Hellraiser 5: Inferno (2000)

Hellraiser 5: Inferno (2000)

SYNOPSIS: After solving a creepy puzzle, unscrupulous Det. Joseph Thorne (Craig Sheffer) finds himself trapped in hell with the hair-raising ghoul Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and a murderer at large. Thorne tries to outwit Pinhead and discover the killer’s identity in an effort to escape, but the trail keeps leading back to one man: Thorne. As his transgressions begin to torment …

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Film Review: The Life and Death of a P*rno Gang (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Young director Marko, after several unsuccessful attempts to shoot his first feature film, makes an acquaintance with a p*rn director Cane and starts making films with him, showing his anger towards the society he lives in. After the conflict with Cane he starts his own p*rn cabaret club in which the socio-political shows are frequently performed. He gathers p*rn …

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Film Review: Creepers (1985)

SYNOPSIS: “Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of a famous actor, has had trouble with sleepwalking for some time. Her doctor said that it can develop a split personality. She discovers her alternate personality when she stays at a boarding school that was once the home of Richard Wagner. But someone has been killing the students, and it relates only indirectly to …

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Film Review: Invaders From Mars (1953)

SYNOPSIS: “One night, young David McLean sees a spaceship crash into a nearby sandpit. His father goes to investigate, but comes back changed. Where once he was cheerful and affectionate, he’s now sullen and snarlingly rude. Others fall into the sandpit and begin acting like him: cold, ill-tempered and conspiratorial. David knows that aliens are taking over the bodies of …

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