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  • Frankenstein Created Woman

    Frankenstein Created Woman

    ½

    Tedious, plodding, dull. If I ever watched this as a kid I must've fallen asleep. It's remarkably uneventful. Can't think of one decent thing about it. The beaded type door curtains were probably the highlight.

  • Only Clouds Move the Stars

    Only Clouds Move the Stars

    ★★★★½

    I remember this being one of the best films I've ever seen about a child coping with loss. I need to rewatch to see if I still hold that position, but the fact I can still recall the title all these years later means it will probably still resonate.

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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★★½

    Holy frikkin' shit... That was...just fantastic. At first you think it's going to be a languid storyline ala the John Wayne film The Searchers, where the 'injuns' kidnap the daughter & the menfolk then go in search of her whereabouts. We get a lengthy travelling set-up where the four male character's personalities are opened up & revealed. Then kaboom!!! Shit happens...and this longtime horror film fan winces more than once at what is depicted. It really is a film that would be ruined by more discussion on my part. Easily in my top 10 for the year. Loved the dialogue as it was witty, clever & historically appropriate.

  • Carnage Park

    Carnage Park

    ★★½

    If you are going to set your film in 1978 and go to the effort of desaturating the film's colour to make it look more 'retro', then why on Earth would you employ contemporary editing tricks? I don't really get that. Not at all. The digital clarity already indicates it's a modern film, so why bother trying to pretend it's set in the past by imitating faded film stock. It's kinda pretentious.

    The film starts off promisingly (apart from the…