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The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971) ***1/2

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Manly shirt
 "Cookie"

The Phantom Of The Opera - 1929 Re-release (1925) ***1/2

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West Side Story (1961) ****

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Cormac McCarthy "Cities Of The Plain" (1998) ***1/2

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Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971) ***1/2

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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) ***1/2

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The Secret World Of Arrietty - US Version (2010) ****

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Father's Day (2011) ***1/2

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Maybe I'm giving a rating as high as this because I saw it with the right audience, with Lloyd Kaufman present, but Father's Day (2011) was a whole lot of fun. Pretty much everything you want from a Troma film, with even a little bit more style and "substance". Bizarre, nonsensical and hilarious.

Check out the sweet poster by Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodges.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) ***1/2 [CC Night #19]

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Dead Alive (Braindead) (1992) ***1/2

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Loved this when I was 10 years younger. Still a lot of fun, but pretty awful really, in a fun way. Gore galore. :)



Amer (2009) ****

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I was dying to see this again and finally bought the Blu-ray, thanks to an Amazon gift card from Mum.




Recommended if you enjoy hypersensitivity, minimal dialogue, extreme close-ups, over-accentuated sound design, Mario Bava, close-ups of eyes, absence of narrative, Gialli, beautiful brunettes, creepy dudes, Alejandro Jodorowsky, "artsy-fartsy" films, fetishistic close-ups of female anatomy in sundresses, David Lynch.

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) ****1/2

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Winnie The Pooh (2011) ***1/2

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Really enjoyed this. I'm glad they didn't try to modernize it (other than the songs, which were mostly great). Simple, with beautiful, hand-drawn animation.

Lady And The Tramp (1955) ****

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Twin Peaks Sound Design

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Toy Story 3 (2010) **1/2

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Overlong and overwrought. Some good moments, but forgettable and schmaltzy.

Design For Living (1933) ***1/2 [CC Night #18]

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Toy Story 2 (1999) ***1/2

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Better than the first.

Branded To Kill (1967) ****

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BONKERS.