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  • Despiser

    Despiser

    ★★★★½

    This is the kind of movie that makes me feel bad for people that never go cinematic dumpster diving. Yeah, you slog through a lot of boring garbage but every once in a while you find a Despiser.

    Recently I've been thinking a lot about the reasons I love super low budget trash movies and how that's changed over the years. I originally came to them very much through the "so bad it's good" riffing philosophy. There's still an element…

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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★★

    Drop a nuke down a bug hole.

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel

    Went into this fully expecting to be one of this movie's defenders. Gabriel is one of several movies that combined the slick trench coat aesthetics that reached their peak in The Matrix with the kind of goth friendly supernstural lore found in a half dozen White Wolf game settings (i.e. Underworld, Blade, Constantine etc). Several of these movies have prominent places in my list of comfort food watches and I tend to be pretty forgiving of anything on the gothier…

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  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    This is a difficult film to rate especially when many of the references ended up going right over my head. The Wolf House is the story of Colonia Dignidad told through a fairy tale/nightmare about a girl who takes up residence in an abandoned house while running from a wolf.

    Colonia Dignidad was a compound in Chile that for decades housed a cult led by Paul Schafer, a German who fled his country to escape charges of pedophilia. The colony…

  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★

    Could have used more witches and turtles but that holds true for most movies.