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  • Love and Monsters

    Love and Monsters

    ★★★½

    Happy little accident of a double feature with Shadow in the Cloud.

    A lot lighter than the aforementioned. Bigger production value, bigger scope, bigger story, but equally charming. Can't say if I'd prefer one over the other, I enjoyed both a lot.

  • Shadow in the Cloud

    Shadow in the Cloud

    ★★★½

    I mean, yeah, it requires significant suspension of disbelief, and you have to stomach the hamfistedness of its message. But the reward is such a cool, smart little movie!

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  • Flesh + Blood

    Flesh + Blood

    ★★★★

    Man, this world is a shitty place.

    Yes, this is supposed to be a horror movie marathon, and FLESH+BLOOD might not fit those criteria too closely on first sight. Because this is some romantic knight's tale, about a maiden having to chose between the dreamy yet rough robber baron to be and the dreamy yet geeky intellectual knight to be. Right?

    Oh so wrong. Yes, that may be the surface of the main plot. But man, this world is a…

  • Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath

    ★★★½

    Every time I stumble upon screenshots or short scenes and sequences from Mario Bava's movies, I vow to finally watch more of them. They just look so absolutely gorgeous. I keep collecting them, and they, mostly, keep collecting dust. Why is it so hard for me to pop them in (or, well, hit play on the streaming service du jour)?

    This one kind of helps me answering this question. I adore BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, I really do. I fondly,…