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  • Slaxx

    Slaxx

    would have worked better as a shortz

  • Monster from Green Hell

    Monster from Green Hell

    ½

    there's some scientists off on safari in search of giant wasps -cue endless trudging with all the heavy lifting done by porters ( there is one shot of a white guy trudging behind the porters with a whip! these guys are being paid arent they? or is this guy gonna tame some lions?) anyway there is also a woman who spends an ungodly amount of time pressing herself against the lead dude for comfort...which after a time I found quite amusing. but really its terribly boring...simply put - not enough wasps
    I'm giving it half a star for the pith helmets

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  • This Beautiful Fantastic

    This Beautiful Fantastic

    thank god - she didn't have a mental illness that actually caused her distress - it was the cute and quirky kind
    and thank god - she didn't befriend an old homeless guy in the park - her elderly friend was rich and had no relatives and it was going to end up so well for her
    and thank god she wasn't a 'plain jane' or getting a bit long in the tooth - she was young and pretty so…

  • The Hands of Orlac

    The Hands of Orlac

    ★★★★★

    Conrad Veidt plays Orlac - a renowned pianist who loses his hands in an accident and becomes increasingly convinced his grafted ones are
    murderous/corrupt. Veidt is the perfect silent screen actor. He uses his entire body to express his emotions. Just as his sinuous body portrayed the angular, jerky somnambulist Cesare so effectively in The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Veidt uses his hands - distorting fingers, straining veins, flexing muscles to convey his character's dissociation, his horror of his new…