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  • Hail Satan?

    Hail Satan?

    ★★★★

    That whole section about *Cecil B Demille's* The Ten Commandments makes this a must see all on its own (I mean, did you know about that history of Paramount sending out the actual commandment-tablets to be used for public spaces?!)

    And the answer to the title question of this very good and illuminating and important documentary that in a lot of ways is a wildly entertaining and largely comprehensive piece of poltical science is, yes. I also concur atheism is…

  • Dark Dungeons

    Dark Dungeons

    Ah a nice little batch of ultra low budget poppycock - my favorite kind!

    This is wholly amateur hour stuff, to the point where, frankly, I could probably film it with a bit more technical competency (not that the director cant line up a shot here and there, that part is whatever, but it looks cheap as a snack bag of Skittles, and at times it should have had more footage for, say, montages that show the passage of time…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★½

    Credits:
    Godzilla - Himself
    King Ghidorah - Himself
    Mothra - Herself
    Rodan - Himself

    DAMN right!

    Wow. An umabashed love letter to Japanese monster movie fans, and I mean that as a compliment. Michael Dougherty also manages to have solid sense of big blockbuster movie pacing, and we get if not fully dimesional then more interesting human characters than the 2014 film... Though on further reflection, this is an edit a week later after writing this, there are... Flaws. Like,…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    "So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?"

    Seriously, it's a strange thing for me to give this 5 stars because it almost feels like a duty to do so because of its status as a classic thriller and for its set pieces... actually that's not really true, but I'll get to what I love about the movie in a moment.

    I think that Hitchcock here is doing (and try to follow me on this) what JJ Abrams…