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  1. Film Festival Movie Review: "Poor Agnes" (2017)

    A serial killer (Lora Burke) and her next victim form an unexpected relationship.

    While I typically do not write reviews in the first person, this one warrants it because I was affected so directly. The film had me hooked in under three minutes by the delivery of narration, the music and its overall tone. Even before I understood who Agnes was or what her role in the story would be, I felt that I wanted to know. And this hook had me wriggling on the line for the duration of the film. ...
  2. Movie Review: "Indivisible" (2016)

    Dasy and Viola (Angela and Marianna Fontana) are twin sisters on the verge of turning 18. They are blessed with beautiful voices and are sought after to sing at weddings, communions and baptisms. Their real draw is another trait which cloaks them in fascinating charm: they are conjoined twins.

    Let us reflect for a moment on the broad history of conjoined twins in film. We have Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932) and Harry Fraser's "Chained for Life" (1952), both starring ...
  3. Blu-ray Review: "Children of the Corn" (1984)

    A young couple, lost in the countryside, stumbles upon the town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where children have taken over the land, lead by Isaac and Malachi. But this is no peaceful kid commune -- Isaac is a preacher for He Who Walks Behind the Rows, a vengeful god who wishes death to all adults and those who wrong him.

    Stephen King's stories tend to get developed into fairly lackluster films. I could name a few, but I will not. "Children of the Corn" is a notable exception, ...
  4. Blu-ray Review: "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988)

    In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to double-cross each other for the loot.

    This film's genesis begins way back in the 1960s, when writer John Cleese and director Charles Crichton met and even (unsuccessfully) proposed a comedy film... the steamroller gag allegedly gestated all that time. By the 1980s, both Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis had helped on early drafts to make it more American (Cleese modestly suggests that 13 different people ...
  5. Blu-ray Review: "Suspicious Death of a Minor" (1975)

    A young prostitute is found brutally killed and is up to detective Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) the investigation of the case, as the search progress he uncovers a girls trafficking ring with connections to powerful people.

    The script comes from Ernesto Gastaldi, possibly the most prolific writer in the Italian film industry. He wrote scripts for Bava, Fulci, Leone and more. If he has not written an autobiography, he really should... few scribes can claim to have put so many trashy ...
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