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The Haunting (1963) ****1/2

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Floating Weeds (1959) **1/2

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Locke (2013) **** [Hardy Double Feature Pt. 2]

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The Drop (2014) **** [Hardy Double Feature Pt. 1]

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American Graffiti (1973) **** [Lucas Double Feature Pt. 2]

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THX 1138 - Director's Cut (1971) **** [Lucas Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Bryan Lee O'Malley 'Lost At Sea': 10-Year Anniversary Edition (2003/2014) ****

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Muppet Treasure Island (1996) ***1/2

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Christa Faust 'Money Shot' (2008) ***1/2

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Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) (2008) ****1/2

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Fargo (1996) *****

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A Lizard In A Woman's Skin (1971) **** [Fulci Giallo Double Feature Pt. 2]

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Perversion Story (aka One On Top Of The Other) (1969) ***1/2 [Fulci Giallo Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Borgman (2013) ***1/2

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Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key (1972) **** [Martino Giallo Double Feature Pt. 2]

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The Strange Vice Of Mrs. Wardh (Blade Of The Ripper) (1971) ***1/2 [Martino Giallo Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Death Walks At Midnight (La morte accarezza a mezzanotte) (1972) *** [Ercoli Giallo Double Feature Pt. 2]

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Death Walks On High Heels (La morte cammina con i tacchi alti) (1971) ***1/2 [Ercoli Giallo Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Aphex Twin 'Syro' (2014) ****1/2

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Everything I hoped for and more.

The Limits Of Control (2009) ***

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Focus On Film: Episode 21 – December 2014 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 21 is up!
Download the MP3 HERE.

In this episode: December 2014 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest/Worst Of The Month L'AVVENTURA (1960), BOYHOOD (2014), THE DROP(2014), EVILSPEAK (1981), LOCKE (2013), MOTEL HELL (1980)"Criterion Most Wanted"
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella

Ghostbusters II (1989) ***1/2

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An unfairly maligned and underrated sequel. The score isn't as good, the soundtrack isn't as good, the ending is weak and some of the f/x are cheesy but the first half is very strong and most of the dialogue is great. I've always really enjoyed this one.

Ghostbusters (1984) *****

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I hadn't watched this in over 5 years. "What a crime..."

Return To Sleepaway Camp (2008) *1/2

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Muppets Most Wanted (2014) ***

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What Have You Done To Solange? (1972) *** [Giallo Double Feature Pt. 2]

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The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) **** [Giallo Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) ***1/2

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Eraserhead (1977) *****

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I'm not sure I can think of another film that's as simultaneously bizarre, terrifying, hilarious, confusing, disturbing, repulsive and captivating.

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) *

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Dial M For Murder (1954) ***1/2

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) *1/2

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The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) (2013) ***1/2

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Bryan Lee O'Malley 'Seconds' (2014) *****

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The Great Muppet Caper (1981) ****

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Sleepaway Camp (1983) ***

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Terrible acting, great/bad dialogue, good score, young actors swearing profusely, fun kills, "shock" ending.

Samuel Fuller 'Brainquake' (2014) ****

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The lost book by director Samuel Fuller. Picture THE GODFATHERmeets Raymond Chandler. Powerful stuff.


The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) ***

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The American Nightmare (2000) ***1/2

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Performance (1970) ****

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Evilspeak (1981) **1/2

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The 400 Blows (1959) ****

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Pumpkinhead (1988) ***

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Interpol 'El Pintor' (2014) ***1/2

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Interpolputs out another album that sounds like Interpol but I don't see anything wrong with that. Their best since 'Antics' (which I still like slightly more than 'Turn On The Bright Lights').

One Hour Photo (2002) ****

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After Dark, My Sweet (1990) ***1/2

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A really good adaptation of Thompson's book - a little different than I was expecting and only missing a few bits, but largely faithful. The cast is strong and it's a nice slow burn modern noir. The biggest marks against this film are the unfortunately blasé and cheesy score by Maurice Jarre (who has scored some major classics) and the fashion. If only this had been made in a different decade.