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  • Saw III

    ★★★

  • Gorgasm

    ★★★

  • The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake

    ★★★

  • Ricochet

    ★★★★

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  • Vampire's Kiss

    Vampire's Kiss

    ★★★★★

    To call Nicolas Cage's performance in Vampire's Kiss "bad" is missing the point. Cage is not bad in this. He is uncorked with all his Cageness spewing all over the set. He's a total lunatic. Pulling wild faces, spinning into fits of unpredictable rage, pointing, screaming, running, jumping on desks, carrying around planks of wood, chattering fake vampire teeth in his ridiculous mouth. A mere description of Cage's performance could never do it justice. It is one of the greatest,…

  • The Boxer's Omen

    The Boxer's Omen

    ★★★★½

    The Boxer's Omen is pure madness on celluloid! I can't thank Chris Purdie enough for recommending this to me. This is everything I could ever want in a film. Here is a paragraph of some things you'll see in The Boxer's Omen because my brain can't construct proper sentences at the moment...

    Violent kickboxing. Bolo Yeung's disproportioned body. Buddhist monks fighting demons. Spiders (that make the spiders from The Beyond look awesome) drinking liquid poison from tiny straws. Conversations with…

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  • Saw III

    Saw III

    ★★★

    I remember seeing this in the cinema way back in 2006 and utterly despising it. It put me off seeing any further shitty Saw sequels (until now). Watching it many years later, it is much less shit than I remember it being. I actually kind of liked it. There's a few solid twists and turns in its silly script, Shawnee Smith is really great, and the traps are a disgusting delight (that rotten pig bit is fucked). All the same…

  • Gorgasm

    Gorgasm

    ★★★

    Gorgasm is hard for me to rate. I feel if I had seen the original cut, I likely would have enjoyed it more. Unfortunately, the cut on the Sub Rosa blu-ray (lol) is a "remastered", re-edited version with new music and scenes cut out. I don't really mind too much about the missing scenes (apparently it's just filler), but the music is so awkwardly incongruous and totally jarring with the video visuals. A real shame. Trying my best to put…

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  • My Friend Dahmer

    My Friend Dahmer

    ★★★★

    It's hard to believe that this Ross Lynch is the same Ross Lynch who so brilliantly captures Dahmer's hunched, blank-faced, drunken aura. Lynch spends most of the film expressionless yet he conveys so much through so little. The smallest smile. An awkwardly delivered line. He's perfect. His Dahmer is as sympathetic as he is terrifying. The film outside of Lynch is also solid and subtle (it helps that the source material—Backderf's fantastic graphic novel—is excellent). This is not a gruesome…

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    ★★★★★

    If I had to show someone the 1990s in movie form, it would be Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. It's all here: television addiction, guffawing teenage apathy, nonsensical toilet humour, grim satire, Jerry Springer-esque sleaze, a very MTV trip out sequence, and Chelsea Clinton. This is one of the few movies that — much like its titular characters — I laugh almost constantly throughout. I love that the film's protagonists have no idea about the actual plot of the movie…