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Film Review: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. REVIEW: “Without your voice, I’d be lost in a land of silence.” Ascenseur pour l’echafaud was Louis Malle’s debut film and certainly one of the strongest cinematic inaugurations of the medium. Typically, a filmmaker’s first feature film …

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Film Review: Snuff 102 (2007)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Snuff 102 is an Argentinean underground hardcore gore film directed by filmmaker Mariano Peralta. The film was premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 2007, creating a commotion among the audience. Some of them claimed scenes in the film were real. A young reporter begins to unravel the secrets of an underground myth… snuff …

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Film Review: Nekromantik 2 (1991)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A female nurse tries to hide her necrophilia desires from her new boyfriend but still has pieces of her last lover in her possession. REVIEW: Directed by: Jorg Buttgereit Starring: Monika M; Mark Reeder Tagline: The Return of the loving dead ! After releasing the sombre and meditative Der Todesking in 1990, many believed Jorg Buttgereit’s next …

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Film Review: Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A young militia is all that stands between a horde of zombies and their rural town that’s been decimated by the fracking industry. REVIEW: Although I’m pretty sure that there’s been at least 5 new films featuring zombies in them already released this year, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is the first one I’ve seen in 2015. As …

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Film Review: Kuroneko (1968)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. REVIEW: “Fires everywhere in war, sparks fell even here.” Kaneto Shindo is a filmmaker well-acquainted with ghostly folk tales (Onibaba, Akuto) but he has also made a career out of high drama (Children …

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Film Review: Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband (‘Max von Sydow’). They are joined by Karin’s father (‘Gunnar Björnstrand’), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. …

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Film Review: Mimic 2 (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When a c**kroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed species of insect, the “Judas Breed” and introduced them into the environment, where they were to spread a toxin, lethal to the c**kroaches. The plan worked until the …

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Film Review: The Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A group of lepers living in the Long Island wastelands have created a terror network, killing and feeding off the flesh of innocent victims. Their leader has mutated into an invulnerable …

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Film Review: The Zero Theorem (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Set in a futuristic society Qohen, an entities programmer has been commissioned to decipher the meaning of life. REVIEW: Directed by: Terry Gilliam Starring: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Matt Damon, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton “Zero must equal one hundred percent” From the opening credits the audience bears witness to an infinite black hole, forever …

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Film Review: Project Almanac (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control. REVIEW: Project Almanac confidently blends time travel, teen adventure drama and found footage into an entertaining lightweight cinema fare. While it never takes advantage of its own premise and stumbles in its third act, the …

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