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  • Sexy Killer: You'll Die for Her

    ★★½

  • About Endlessness

    ★★★

  • Violent Shit II

    ★★★½

  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    ★★★½

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  • Sexy Killer: You'll Die for Her

    Sexy Killer: You'll Die for Her

    ★★½

    I can imagine this going down a lot better with most viewers than it does with me. The problem is that I just don't get on with the Spanish sense of humour, which I find far too broad and cartoonish. But there's no doubt that this movie knows that the Spanish sense of humour is broad and cartoonish, because it really, really runs with it.

    A Scream-spoofing pre-title sequence introduces us to the fact that the identity of a university…

  • About Endlessness

    About Endlessness

    ★★★

    Better titles for this film might be About Listlessness, or More Middle-Aged White Man Problems. For Roy Andersson's follow-up to A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is, once again, made up of mostly standalone little vignettes, generally about listless middle-aged white men. This time, though, the mood is almost invariably set to "glum", whereas A Pigeon... was an enjoyable, if ultimately repetitive dark comedy. There's only one moment of light in the 31 sketches that make up…

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  • City of the Living Dead

    City of the Living Dead

    ★★★★

    Extract from HAMLET by William Shakespeare:

    FIRST GRAVEDIGGER
    Is she to be buried in Christian burial that
    wilfully seeks her own salvation?

    SECOND GRAVEDIGGER
    I tell thee she is: and therefore make her grave
    straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it
    Christian burial.

    FIRST GRAVEDIGGER
    How can that be, unless she drowned herself in her
    own defence?

    SECOND GRAVEDIGGER
    It must be "se offendendo"; it cannot be else. For
    here lies the point: if I drown myself…

  • Brain Damage

    Brain Damage

    ★★★★½

    For my money, this movie has the greatest ever ratio of atmosphere per dollar of budget. I would say that its $900,000 bought about 15 atmospheres, which is 1.69 pascals per dollar.

    To put this in perspective, something like The Neon Demon is admittedly even more atmospheric than Brain Damage - it has maybe 40 atmospheres. But on a budget of $7 million, that's only 0.579 pascals per dollar. (There are 101,325 pascals in 1 atmosphere, and that's yer actual…