Ben Jones

Ben Jones

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From Arthouse to Grindhouse, East Asia to South America, good films are everywhere…… you just have to look for them.

Favorite films

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose
  • Rolling Vengeance
  • Dragon Inn

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  • Monster in the Closet

    ★★★★★

  • A Fist Full of Talons

    ★★★★

  • Robot Jox

    ★★★★★

  • Radioactive Dreams

    ★★★★★

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  • Monster in the Closet

    Monster in the Closet

    ★★★★★

    Distributed by Troma but not one of their productions, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference (outside of the district lack of gore and grue). The humour, the preposterous central concept and the huge rubber monster all scream that Troma aesthetic, but a bit more… wholesome.

    Directed by Bob Dahlin, the prolific 2nd unit director on such “classics” as Smoke Jumpers and Free Willy 3: The Rescue, this was his one and only time in the big chair for…

  • A Fist Full of Talons

    A Fist Full of Talons

    ★★★★

    Billy Chong doing what Billy Chong does best, be full of himself and kicking ass. This time in the hands of Shaw Bros veteran director Sun Chung (The Avenging Eagle, Human Lanterns).

    Filled with quality fights and a more engaging story than what is usually on offer for such a film, it bobs and weaves like a boxer in their prime. Nearly everything about it makes it a quality budget Fu-Flick to rival the likes of The Mystery of Chessboxing…

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  • The Power

    The Power

    ★★★½

    What hides in the darkest corners of our past? The skeletons that rattle so loud that the sound of their bones keep us awake at night. Do they keep us awake or do we sleep soundly thinking we have done “the right thing”?

    The Power carries with it the voice of those that for so long have not been heard. The voice of those that have been hidden from sight due to institutionally condoned abuse. It is a voice that…

  • Humanoids from the Deep

    Humanoids from the Deep

    ★★★★★

    For years I knew this film as Monster, a title that undersells the watery wonders held within. Humanoids from the Deep... you know what you are getting yourself into with a title like that.

    Starring Doug McClure (a man deeply rooted in my childhood with films like The Land that Time Forgot and Warlords of Atlantis), Vic Morrow and Ann Turkel, this tale of a small village with a big decision to make about its future and a big bad…