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Film Review: Julia (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal rape, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. REVIEW: Writer and Director: Matthew A. Brown Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy I’ve never about-faced my feelings toward a film before. I’ve either loved it, hated it or felt indifferent about ...

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Film Review: The Burning Dead (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. REVIEW: Director: Rene Perez Writers: Jason Ancona, Jeff Miller Stars: Danny Trejo (barely), Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante, Nicole Cummins, Robert Lyons, Kevin Norman I love a crap-tastic cheese-fest of a film. ...

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Film Review: Hitch-Hike (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The beautiful young Saeko and her abusive husband Yoshio are driving through the Japanese countryside. Yoshio continually makes things unpleasant for his unfortunate wife, fingering her while she’s driving and slapping her whenever his beer spills. They pick up a hitchhiker who, like Yoshio, is a fishing enthusiast. Things quickly turn sour, however, and the moment they find out ...

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Film Review: Justine De Sade (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: Therese, a beautiful but naive young girl, who finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is while still believing that some kind stranger will eventually help her. REVIEW: Marques De Sade is widely considered the most controversial writer to put ink on paper. The fact that ...

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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is to be said ...

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Film Review: Code 46 (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: “Code 46 is a love story set in a Brave New World-type near-future where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through checkpoints. People cannot travel unless they have papelles, a special travel permit issued by the totalitarian government, the ‘Sphinx’. Outside these cities, the desert has taken over and shanty towns are jammed with non-citizens, people without IDs ...

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Film Review: The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T. (1953)

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SYNOPSIS: “The bane of adolescent Bart Collins’ existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his dictatorial nature. Bart feels Dr. Terwilliker has undue influence for these lessons on his widowed mother, Heloise Collins. The one person who sympathizes with Bart, although quietly ...

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