Film Review: Frenzy (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “In London, a serial-killer is raping women and then strangling them with a neck tie. When the reckless and low-class with bad temper bartender Richard Blaney is fired from the pub Global Public House by the manager Felix Forsythe, he decides to visit his ex-wife Brenda, who owns a successful marriage agency. Her secretary Miss Barling overhears an argument of the couple, and Brenda invites Richard to have dinner with her in a fancy … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Final Programme (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious ‘Final programme’ developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being, is contained on microfilm. A group of scientists, led by the formidable Miss Brunner (who literally consumes her lovers), has sought Cornelius’s help in obtaining it. After a chase across a war-torn Europe on the verge of anarchy, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darklands (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult. REVIEW: I think the best way to describe this film is to say that it is The Wicker Man meets Rosemary’s Baby (and I’m aware that I’m not the first person to say this). However, it would be an insult to these two movies to place Darklands even in the same league as them. Whereas The Wicker Man was at least … Continue reading

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Film Review: Breaking Glass (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal. REVIEW: We open to a single traveler midway in subway transit. Then without notice she breaks into a partial music video sing along. This non-traditional opening sets the stage for one of music greatest cult film creations. Hazel O’Connor might have stayed under the radar, but this 1980 smash punk rock style … Continue reading

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