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  • Hard to Be a God
  • Harakiri
  • Children of the Revolution
  • Vampire's Kiss

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  • Black Roses

    ★★★½

  • Deathdream

    ★★★½

  • The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★★

  • Night Moves

    ★★★★

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  • Black Roses

    Black Roses

    ★★★½

    Budget & maybe time constraints held it back—just needed a bit more juice to get properly cranked out of its gourd on devil rock. Still has a lot of classy scenes and teaches a powerful lesson about society!

  • Deathdream

    Deathdream

    ★★★½

    Runs a little long for the slender script, but makes its point effectively. It’s hard to imagine a genre film today that grapples at all seriously with the consequences of our endless, senseless wars.

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  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★★

    The kids these days with their social networks and their raucous folk music and their maypoles and their sex party in the grass.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    Very nice Anthropologie catalog photo shoot with a few bits cribbed from Hannibal season 1 that fails as both horror (no scares) and satire (very few jokes). Lots of potentially interesting ideas are seeded but in 2.5 hours, nothing is developed in any meaningful way. After Hereditary, I did not expect to like this movie, but I really did expect at least 6 times more nutty-bonkers visuals given the runtime. Instead I was just kind of waiting around while they…