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  • Close-Up
  • The Devils
  • Naked
  • Upstream Color

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  • Dark River

    ★★★★½

  • Bad Day for the Cut

    ★★★★

  • The Switchblade Sisters

    ★★★½

  • Collective

    ★★★★½

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  • Unhinged

    Unhinged

    ★★★½

    Russell Crowe plays John Goodman...?

    Enjoyed this way more than I expected. Yes it's a road-rage thriller, but it is an especially brutal road-rage thriller with some great action set pieces.

  • Murder by Contract

    Murder by Contract

    ★★★★

    Film #6000

    Yes it's predictable and the poster is a spoiler, but I had fun with this 'hitman with principles' noir.

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Film #13 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.

    I have never found cinematic adaptations of Frankenstein particularly engaging or inspiring. A classic ‘monster movie’? Absolutely. A profound and richly complex exploration of humanity and the human condition? Not so much.

    That is until now.

    This modern day interpretation by Bernard Rose is truly outstanding and I urge you to see it.

    To be honest, with more than 50 Frankenstein adaptations already available, I would almost certainly have given this…

  • Ninja Scroll

    Ninja Scroll

    ★★★★½

    2018 Cult Movie Challenge: Anime (my list)

    Death, disease, wanton destruction. Rape, mass murder and disembowelment. If you are still watching after the first ten minutes of Ninja Scroll then you are going to love this film.

    I am admittedly a relative newcomer to manga anime, but Ninja Scroll was like nothing I have seen before. The trouble is that I am not sure if I have plunged straight in at the deep end or is it possible I am…