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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 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

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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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

Nudie Girls And House Pets in Mr. Peters’ Pets

The story begins when pet shop owner, William Peters, receives a letter from Morocco which the scriptwriter seems to think is in India. The letter […]
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October 2, 2021

The Devil: A Movie That Would Make Herschel Gordon Lewis Cringe

I was enticed into watching The Devil when I happened upon a review that said watching it was like “a kick in the face.” The assessment proved to […]
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October 2, 2021

Velnio Noutaka: A Surreal Lithuanian Folk Musical

Have you ever asked yourself what sort of film would result if Buñuel tried to make a musical cross between Jesus Christ Superstar and Midsommar using the cast from Hair? […]
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October 2, 2021

Journey To The Seventh Planet Is Dumb But It’s Pretty

Journey to The Seventh Planet is dumb but it’s pretty. I’m guessing the title of the film was chosen over Journey to Uranus for obvious […]
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October 1, 2021

No One Knows Who Made Robot Love Slaves

Meet Marge and her husband Clark two crazy kids stuck in a loveless marriage. It seems that Clark is set to inherit 5 million dollars […]
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September 30, 2021

Is Simon King of The Witches or Queen of The Bitches?

Bruce Kessler ’s Simon King of The Witches was released in 1971. It was surely inspired by Russ Meyer’s masterwork “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” which […]
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September 30, 2021

Tarzan + Conan = Tarkan The Turkish Superhero!

A few months ago I wrote about my travels deep into the rabbit hole of Darna, the Philippine version of Wonder Woman. Now I have stumbled upon […]
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September 30, 2021

Two Brothel Documentaries: Mustang And Chicken Ranch

On the surface Mustang: The House That Joe Built and Chicken Ranch are two remarkably similar documentaries. Both take the viewer behind the curtain to see how a successful, […]
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September 30, 2021

Crazy Love: Queer Dada

You have to be in the right frame of mind to face down the movie Crazy Love. Its overall attitude is best summed up as “Fuck […]
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September 30, 2021

Nordic Humor In The Northerners

I’m sure that the title The Northerners has some kind of special resonance in Dutch, but for me, a foreigner, the title might as well apply to […]
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September 29, 2021

Zapatlela! A Bollywood Musical Ventriloquist Version of Chucky

Zapatlela is a Bollywood, romcom, musical, horror, comedy. The main character is named Laksha. Picture Jerry Lewis as a lovable (not actually lovable but intended to […]
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September 27, 2021

The Way Lone Wolf Sheathes His Sword

When Lone Wolf is finished dealing out death he positions his sword at the mouth of his scabbard through a beautiful series of swipes that […]
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September 27, 2021

Anguish: Half A Great Movie

The first half of Anguish is excellent. It’s a fast-paced, disorienting, psychedelic, and stomach-churning horror film with some wonderfully clever conceits. Like Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, Bigas Luna‘s Anguish has a […]
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September 27, 2021

I Made It Through Żuławski’s Possession

Having just barely made it out the other side I don’t know what to think of Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession. It was a pretty unpleasant experience. It’s an […]
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September 26, 2021

The 27th Day May Not Be The Worst Movie Ever Made But It Might Be The Stupidest

The 27th Day is not the worst movie ever made. The acting, the production value, the editing are all sufficiently utilitarian as to not be too […]
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September 26, 2021

Politics and Transcendence In The Tied Up Balloon

I’d guess that about one-quarter of the Privarzaniyat Balon was lost on me but the three-fourths that I understood were wonderful. Had I known more about Bulgarian […]
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