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Film Review: The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A frustrated music journalist befriends an aging classical pianist, only to discover that the musician has supernatural designs on his body. REVIEW: Occult themed films are tricky business. Often the menace, be it Satan or some lesser minion, remains unseen, utilizing devoted mortals to carry out their schemes. The best occult films don’t rely on shock, …

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Film Review: Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A trio of bohemian dropouts buy a remote farmhouse only to discover that a mysterious young woman named Emily has taken up residence. The three allow their free-spirited tenant to stay on, and she quickly becomes part of their unconventional family unit. But Jessica, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown, discovers their idyllic farmhouse hides …

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

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: They Might Be Giants (1971)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: “They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in modern-day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a psychotic paranoid and Doctor Watson is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Doctor Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgment, drawn …

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