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October 9, 2021

The Strange Case Of Dr. Sex

Nudie Cutie movies are a very particular phenomenon. They existed for a short time in the mid-twentieth century and were designed to sell pornography without […]
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October 9, 2021

Jack Hill’s Spider Baby

Spider Baby was writer and director Jack Hill’s first film. He managed to pluck Lon Chaney out of alcoholic exile long enough to be his leading […]
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October 9, 2021

Shot/Reverse Shot Madness In Bandhi Darwaza

Bandhi Darwaza is a two-and-half-hour, Bollywood, musical, vampire, movie. It’s campy and over the top but the vampire is actually pretty good. His makeup and movements […]
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October 8, 2021

Wonder Woman Shmunder Shmuman The Philippines Has Someone Better, Darna!

Fed up with giant, money-soaked, CGI cartoons? Bored by Hollywood’s pathetic attempt at feminism? Stupefied by the same old plot? The Philippines has a remedy […]
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October 7, 2021

Vibrations — What If Bergman Made A Nudie Film?

Vibrations was written and directed by Joseph Sarno. During his 40 year career, Sarno directed 125 films, 75 of which he also wrote. In the 1960s […]
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October 7, 2021

Godzilla vs. Hedora: Not Your Typical Kaiju Fare

Considering the iconic status Godzilla already had in the 1960s it would have been intimidating for any director to be tasked with making the next […]
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October 6, 2021

Tomu Uchida’s Beautiful Film Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow

Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow is based on a Japanese folktale. It is not a hero’s journey but Joseph Campbell would recognize the narrative elements involving […]
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October 5, 2021

Schoolgirl Report Series: Germany's Guilty Pleasure

Ah! The School Girl Report series from Germany, sigh. There are 14 of these gems spanning the entirety of the 70’s, the golden decade of […]
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October 5, 2021

Sex Wars: A Pornographic Parody of Star Wars, Sort Of

Sex Wars presents itself as a pornographic parody of Star Wars but that isn’t really what it is. For starters, the plot is based on a Star Trek episode from […]
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October 5, 2021

Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body And Soul

White is not a color. White is generated by the presence of the full spectrum of visible light. Figuratively, white can be seen as a […]
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October 5, 2021

The Incredible Shrinking Man Is Much More Than A B-Movie

When I sat down to watch the Incredible Shrinking Man I was expecting a typical Roger Corman style B-movie or a Rod Serling style Twilight Zone episode. The novel, The […]
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October 5, 2021

The Whip vs. Satan

The film opens with footage of The Whip cracking his trademark weapon on the steps of an Aztec pyramid. As he gives the air around […]
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October 4, 2021

Long Before Come And See Klimov Made Welcome, Or No Trespassing

In 1964 the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev, was “dismissed” and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev. Meanwhile, director Elem Klimov […]
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October 4, 2021

Chatterbox And Other Films About Talking Vaginas

There are authors who say that their books write themselves. It’s due to a kind of momentum that is initiated by the creation of the […]
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October 4, 2021

The Golden Bat Phenomenon

​I wish I had seen The Golden Bat when I was ten years old. It would have become my new religion. The film is just chock full […]
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October 4, 2021

A Visual Summary of Star Slammer:

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October 4, 2021

Assignment Terror

Yes, Assignment Terror is campy, that’s why I watched it, but it wasn’t just a low-budget Spanish horror film, it was also incredibly stupid. When you sit […]
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October 3, 2021

Two Film Adaptions of Botan Dōrō, Japan’s Favorite Ghost Story

The Botan Dōrō story originally came to Japan in a Chinese collection of ghost stories by Qu You. It is a classic tale of doomed lovers who […]
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October 2, 2021

The Many Polemics In The Colossus Of New York

The Colossus Of New York has higher ambitions than just your average science fiction B movie. It takes on a wide range of different issues and […]
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October 2, 2021

John Waters’ Mondo Trasho

This is a profoundly unappealing film, and I’m guessing that is what John Waters was after. The whole film has a certain “fuck you” quality. […]
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October 2, 2021

The Beast Of Yucca Flats: Buy A Ticket, See A Movie.

​The Beast Of Yucca Flats should be used as an educational aid in film schools. It’s a treasure trove of lessons on what not to do […]
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October 2, 2021

Eegah, Elvis Meets King Kong On A Low Budget

There are several sources that would have you believe that Eegah is the worst movie ever made, but it’s not even close. It’s many orders of magnitude […]
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October 2, 2021

Male Dynamics In Mean Streets And Mikey And Nicky

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a whole group of films was released that brought two contrasting male characters together to examine their dynamics. Midnight […]
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October 2, 2021

Latitude Zero: Come For The Costumes Stay For The Pansexual S&M Subtext

​Latitude Zero has a plot and it has action but all that pales in comparison to the costumes, sets, and fetishy undertone of the film. Men […]
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