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  • Close-Up
  • The Devils
  • Naked
  • Upstream Color

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  • Struwwelerror

    ★★★½

  • Stigma

    ★★★

  • Masking Threshold

    ★★★½

  • Vicious Fun

    ★★★

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  • Shot in the Dark

    Shot in the Dark

    ★★★★½

    Mumblecore torture porn. That is an unfair description, but it should at least provide a sense of the tone of this film. Miserable twenty-somethings, small town America and a sadistic serial killer. This film is right in my sweet spot.

  • Memory

    Memory

    ★★★

    This film is not what the synopsis might suggest. An arthouse, experimental almost dream-like film focused more on sound and imagery with minimal plot or characters. I quite enjoyed the experience, but will not be for everyone.

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Film #13 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.

    I have never found cinematic adaptations of Frankenstein particularly engaging or inspiring. A classic ‘monster movie’? Absolutely. A profound and richly complex exploration of humanity and the human condition? Not so much.

    That is until now.

    This modern day interpretation by Bernard Rose is truly outstanding and I urge you to see it.

    To be honest, with more than 50 Frankenstein adaptations already available, I would almost certainly have given this…

  • Ninja Scroll

    Ninja Scroll

    ★★★★½

    2018 Cult Movie Challenge: Anime (my list)

    Death, disease, wanton destruction. Rape, mass murder and disembowelment. If you are still watching after the first ten minutes of Ninja Scroll then you are going to love this film.

    I am admittedly a relative newcomer to manga anime, but Ninja Scroll was like nothing I have seen before. The trouble is that I am not sure if I have plunged straight in at the deep end or is it possible I am…