Weird how events change you. When I first saw 1917 back when it came out it hit me in the feels, sure, but I watched it last night and the end teared me up (I honestly can’t remember when last that happened). I now realise the difference is I hadn’t been through a Big Thing […]
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This clip from an 80’s sword and sorcery movie is… er…
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I watched In The Earth (2021 Dir. Ben Wheatley)last night, a film entirely written rehearsed and filmed during the lockdown. It’s genre brilliance lies in simultaneously being a folk-horror and a science fiction, so it was right up my street (Some of you more venerable UK Salonites may recall The Stone Tapes and Children Of […]
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I think the 2018 Suspiria remake has entered my top five genre movies list, though it’s taken three years to percolate up. I go through periods where I can’t stop thinking about it. Like the original it’s a sort of dark fairy tale about a dance school run by witches (The dance numbers are mesmerising) […]
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Watching Italian fantasy movie Conquest by Lucio Fulci (1983). It’s got a certain dreamlike appeal most Conan rip-offs don’t have. It’s also got dogmen who blow some kind of cocaine up each other’s snouts. Can’t decide whether it’s an oneiric masterpiece or a heap of very entertaining poo. It certainly knows how to use fog […]
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