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The Voices (2015)

I’m surprised this movie hasn’t been made before. I mean I’m sure it has in one way or another but a serial killer movie that shows the world through his eyes, in full hyper-pink technicolor vibrancy complete with talking animals and musical numbers should probably be a dead horse of a cliche by now. 156 more words

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Rollerball (1975)

Man, this was a slog to get through. I’m all for dystopian dramas from the 70s, hell even dystopian sports dramas from the 70s but this was relatively unremarkable in so many ways. 93 more words

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Exotica (1994)

Exotica is a fascinating mosaic of mood and intrigue. The film follows a spider-web of characters anchored by an otherworldly strip club called – you guessed it – Exotica. 409 more words

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The Burning (1981)

A relatively by-the-numbers example of 80s slasher filmmaking but still extremely satisfying. It’s even more interesting being that it’s the first real Miramax production – they’ve come a long way since 1981 – and even here you can feel the Weinstein’s passion for crowd pleasing cinema. 163 more words

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Night Train Murders (1975)

Might as well have called this Rapes on a Train. A very grisly and unpleasant watch that rarely steps out of the shadow of The Last House on the Left – a film it copies verbatim as far as plot is concerned. 135 more words

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Mark of the Devil (1970)

A pretty unremarkable example of controversial cinema. One of those movies that caused a stir back in the day but now makes you think “what was all the fuss about?!” Mark of the Devil was the first movie to hand out “vomit bags” to audiences and proudly marketed itself as a hellish, uber-violent horror flick. 77 more words

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Starman (1984)

It’s taken me a long time to get to Starman. Carpenter is without a doubt one of my favourite filmmakers of all time (isn’t he on everyone’s list these days?) but there was something about this that just never appealed to me. 284 more words

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