Film Review: 3 Women (1977)
Jul18

Film Review: 3 Women (1977)

A recent addition to The Criterion Collection that may appeal to fans of the more art-house and surreal sides of the collecting world is Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women. I even found similarities in this film to the likes of classic horror films from Hitchcock and DePalma. 3 Women centers around an obsessive and volatile relationship between the quirkily named Millie and Pinky. Their childlike names, however, have dark and...

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Film Review: The Complete Sartana
Jul17

Film Review: The Complete Sartana

The Complete Sartana collects all five films from the series, presented here in brand-new restorations: If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin.  This set of western films is another prime example of the numerous cash grabs made during...

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Three Highly Anticipated Releases from Arrow Video
Jul16

Three Highly Anticipated Releases from Arrow Video

The following short list includes the Arrow Video synopsis, along with some YouTube trailers for my most anticipated upcoming releases from this label. As far as collecting goes, you really have to weigh pros and cons when buying new releases. As far as these titles go, I see them as great buys whether you are upgrading or buying brand new. The Baby, for instance, is one of the strangest movies ever made. It had a DVD release a long...

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Film Review: BEFORE I WAKE (2016)
Jul13

Film Review: BEFORE I WAKE (2016)

BEFORE I WAKE (2016) Director: Mike Flanagan Writers: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard Stars: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, Antonio Evan Romero There are films that are obviously made to appeal to hardcore horror fans. TERRIFIER, HOSTEL, the V/H/S series. There are films that are made for those who like their scares a bit more cerebral than gory. IT FOLLOWS, STARRY EYES, IT COMES AT NIGHT. And then,...

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Film Review: Doom Asylum (1987)
Jul10

Film Review: Doom Asylum (1987)

One of Arrow Video’s upcoming B-movie shit shows is the restoration of a cinematic disaster that is absolutely impossible to ignore. It was directed by Richard Friedman (Scared Stiff) and featured two Playboy models (one of which was also the famous Frankenhooker) and the one girl from Sex and the City who wasn’t quite as annoying as the other ones. Doom Asylum is the name of this 1987 gory absurdity. It centers around a...

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Film Review: I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE.
Jul09

Film Review: I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE.

I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. Director: Macon Blair Writer: Macon Blair Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Derek Mears, Robert Longstreet, Christine Woods Between BLUE RUIN and GREEN ROOM, I know you’ve probably read my rants about the awesome talent of actor MACON BLAIR. I had no idea when I cued it up on Netflix, that I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE was actually...

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Film Review: The Greasy Strangler (2016)
Jul06

Film Review: The Greasy Strangler (2016)

Writer/Director Jim Hosking brought one of the weirdest movies ever together a couple years back. Sadly, it completely fell off of my radar until I saw that it was streaming on Amazon two weeks ago. So…yeah…after a few days of quoting the film to people that had never heard of it, I realized that a strange obsession was growing within. I knew I had to get to the internet and compare some BD prices. I found the best deal...

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Film Review: Stormy Monday (1988)
Jul05

Film Review: Stormy Monday (1988)

Arrow Video recently released this early film from the two time Academy Award nominated director of Leaving Las Vegas, Mike Figgis. Stormy Monday is a crime film from 1988 that looks and feels like something Michael Mann would have done. It had an impressive cast for a filmmaker who, at the time, had only made one made-for-TV movie. So while I like the history behind it and the look of the film, I can’t help but feel a little...

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Steven’s Stupid Stash Synopsis: The Blue Underground Killer Thrillers Collection
Jul04

Steven’s Stupid Stash Synopsis: The Blue Underground Killer Thrillers Collection

Blue Underground has taken multiple routes when it comes to packaging their releases over the years. Films that were given DVD releases back in the day sometimes received the BD upgrade. Many of these individual releases also got put into Midnight Movie sets ranging from two to five films. The Killer Thrillers collection is a set I recently picked up for less than twenty bucks when they were on sale through Deep Discount.  I already...

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Steven’s Stupid Cinema Stash Synopsis: Female Trouble (1974)
Jul04

Steven’s Stupid Cinema Stash Synopsis: Female Trouble (1974)

I don’t always pre-order films from The Criterion Collection; but when I do, John Waters is usually involved. Adding Female Trouble to their catalog, after the addition of Multiple Maniacs awhile back, makes me excited to see what else they may have up their sleeve. Female Trouble is the story of Dawn Davenport’s rise from super-bitchy-spoiled-teenage-rape victim to single mother/serial criminal. In normal Divine, Lochary,...

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