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  • Toys Are Not for Children

    Toys Are Not for Children

    ★★★★

    The bizarre thing about this is not that an infantile young woman wants to... make love to her father, but that it's actually a good movie. In an incredibly sleazy, Grindhouse kind of way. Put this on a bill with Marie-poupée and The Baby, and you've got yourself one hell of a triple feature.

  • The Mad Doctor

    The Mad Doctor

    ★★★★★

    Whadda trip! Best 6 1⁄2 minutes I've spent this week.

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  • The Uncanny

    The Uncanny

    ★★★½

    A super boring film which happens to be awesome at the same time. Just look at that wonky cat face in the poster. Look at it!
    I might be biased because I don't like horror anthologies. Then again, I love '70s schlock, Canuxploitation, Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, psycho kids... which explains my inner conflict. Is it a mixed bag or is it a potpourri?

    Theme: feline conspiracy
    - First story is about a servant trying to get at…

  • Safe in Hell

    Safe in Hell

    ★★★★★

    Drama about a woman who accidentally kills her rapist and flees to an island to escape conviction. What a fucking classic. I'm confused because William A. Wellman gives me total chauvi vibes, but his movies betray a knowledge about the female experience of being leered at and threatened by men; even to the point of empathy. Merely an inside understanding of the male gaze? I don't know. But he's never demonstrated it better than in Safe in Hell. Painfully relatable.