Gregory Day

Gregory Day

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Welcome to Hipsville, the one man fanatical sect of the God of subcultures with fervent ramblings of all breeds of cinematic pleasures.

Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Possession

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  • Blood Diner

    ★★★★★

  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

  • Kings of the Road

    ★★★★★

  • Taipei Story

    ★★★★★

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  • Blood Diner

    Blood Diner

    ★★★★★

    Utterly outrageous and politically savage, Blood Diner combines the exploitation stylings of Herschell Gordon Lewis and the absurd comedy of Looney Tunes to take down everyone and everything in 1980s culture.
    Blood Diner is all killer with its gags, disgust, and social commentary. From moment to moment, the picture shifts from goofballing the horror genre to taking jabs at liberal health food crazes, to commenting on sexism in the police force, to calling out racism in professional wrestling. Director Jackie…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    Many of Wong Kar Wai’s pictures play on his personal nostalgia. Dissimilar from 80s throwbacks and high school hangout movies, WKW’s nostalgia is focused on the aching beauty of a bygone era and life’s painful departures. Throughout his pictures, WKW depicts characters who are romantically longing and suffering from urban isolation. Like all great filmmakers, WKW has his hallmarks, on which he often relies to illustrate his preoccupations. Slow-motion, bold use of color, and placement of Western music heighten his…

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  • Caliber 9

    Caliber 9

    ★★★★★

    In 1971, The French Connection changed the direction of crime cinema forever. It's a fierce crime story set in a cold city populated by hard faces. The characters are flawed and make messy mistakes, creating a nihilistic tale of American justice. A year later, Fernando di Leo released Milano Calibro 9, a film that cuts the head off William Friedkin’s baby and brings a ruthlessness to cinema rarely seen before or since.

    Italian exploitation filmmakers had a way of making…

  • What Have They Done to Your Daughters?

    What Have They Done to Your Daughters?

    ★★★★

    Great mix of police procedural and Giallo mayhem. This one is ultra violent, even by Giallo standards. The cast is solid, the editing is swift, and the photography has some rather striking moments. Many of these Italian genre flicks will switch up their tones whether they are trying be sexy or comical but this one is bare and focused, and it never breaks its dour mood.

    Took me a bit to catch on that the main theme had been refashioned…